Monday, March 12, 2012

Brown And Blue - You Only Wanted Strength (Music Video)

Here's another video Craig Rice & I did recently.

I met Brown & Blue through the FIDLAR guys around the same time we were shooting the "Oh" video. They were putting out a new single and asked me to do a video for the song. The original concept was pretty elaborate and based off an episode of the 1964/65 cartoon, Jonny Quest. But, in the end, didn't pan out for budget reasons. So, we tried to come up with a new concept that could keep costs as low as possible. Normally, I'm not a big fan of performance based music videos, but this one really seemed to work for the song. We wanted to capture the fun, pop side of the song, but its melancholy vibe as well.

We built the set, bought the props, and shot it in a day.

Sometimes when you're shooting a video, you know that you're getting something cool. We felt that way when we were shooting, but felt it even more when we got into the edit.

In the warm, over-cranked footage, there's a feeling of perfection. Like, this is the ideal "good time." But in the normal, balanced footage, it just feels a little out of control and frustrating.

I love how the confetti looks beautiful and fun when its slowed down, and then flat out annoying when its at normal speed and getting stuck in Danny's mouth.

This is where I feel the concept really comes across. These guys are singing a pretty bummer song, but trying so hard to have a good time, and these two emotions are really fighting each other in the video.

So anyway, I'm super stoked on this one. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

FIDLAR - Oh (Music Video)

Here's a video I worked on for FIDLAR.
First time we went out to Joshua Tree to film, we got rained out. Second time, my camera man, Craig Rice, wasn't available so I had to film it myself. 3 months later, we tried to film the opening shots, and the car, which my friend Mario owns, wouldn't start so we had to get triple A to come jump it. Long story short, a lot of work went into this thing. I'm super glad, but can't believe it came out. Hope you enjoy it.