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September 17, 2014
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My first music video


The second performance is much more complicated, and I am going into it with less of a plan. I don’t want to give too much away, but it involves a performance in a living room shot in slow mo; which means the band has to play the song twice as fast, with hundreds of feathers flying around the room.

As you can probably imagine, it looks great but is a logistical nightmare. Have you ever been in a room with feathers flying everywhere? I had not before last weekend. It’s kind of a disaster, but when all was said and done, and the last puff of the last feather had fallen, it was well worth it.

With the performance out of the way on Saturday, Sunday is spent on the story elements of the video. I had originally thought we would shoot a few more locations close by but, in the end, I decided to cut them because I didn’t want to waste too much of the day running around the city with such a small crew. There’s an interesting simplification that happens when you are actually there on set. Many of the shots turn out better than expected and things start to shift around.

After wrapping on Sunday evening, we spent some time hanging with the band. We had all gotten extremely close over the past two days and it was a little sad to say goodbye.

It takes me a few days to decompress. But looking back I am so very proud of the footage we all shot and can’t wait to see how it all comes together. I am usually in the position of making someone else’s idea happen. It was amazing to have it be mine and quite touching to have help from friends; I could not have done it without them.