So this was my 2nd or 3rd video working with Director Carl Verna aka Video Verna. Wait do 2 videos in one day count as 1? Anyway, this time we were shooting The Supervillians. I haven’t really heard any of their music but we are friends on myspace but I knew that they had a strong fan base and a lot of the guys showed up to actually be in the video. I thought that was a pretty cool way to reach out to their fans.
Anyway, let’s talk about the music video. Carl had a pretty interesting concept for this video and pretty much Dom (the drummer) was narrating the story that is going along in the video. So we set up this double dolly set up where he was playing his drum set and singing with the story line going on behind him. Also with some added animation this video is suppose to play out as a seamless cut video. So that’s pretty cool.
The production went pretty cool. Carl doesn’t really work with shot list, so I go into it as we have this much time at each location to get whatever you want as far as shots. Initially we had 5 locations to shoot at but during the shot we cut it down to 3 locations during production because if you shot 5, we probably would of had an 18-hour day. But as far as the actual production, I think things went well. The whole crew communicated wonderfully. Sometimes I think walk-e-talkies are retarded because they never work but for this shoot they actually worked. They had head sets and I didn’t have to yell. It made operation about 100 times easier.
Anyway, that’s all for now. I will blog to you guys and gals later!