I made another music video. This is my second one. My first one was pretty much a spur of the moment thing – at least the shooting of it was. This time I actually planned it and we had two shooting sessions. The whole thing is such a big challenge for me. I really like it! I wish I was better!
My friend Paula Paige put a message out to the world that she was looking for someone to make a video for her band Lonnie Starlet. Paula and her musical partner Wes Hambright were working an an album and wanted to video one of the songs. I jumped in and said “I’ll take a crack at it” and was hired. Eep!
So the plan was to shoot Paula and Wes during their recording session for the song “D S G”. I packed up my Canon 5D Mkii, tripods, lenses, etc and headed over to Wes’ studio. They did 3 live takes of “D S G” which I shot then a few takes of Paula and Wes lipsyncing to the song.
I went home, did a lyric take down, then edited it all together with Adobe Premiere Pro and made a rough cut. It was hard because we shot live and between the 3 takes nothing was lining up with the final track. Or at least a lot of it didn’t line up. The rough was just ok but I needed more material!
So we set up another shoot this time to the track. Plus by then I had my Ikan lights which were awesome. I did a bunch of takes, learning from the last shoot. I had coverage this time. Looking back I wish I had more material but we live and learn, right? I always feel rushed so the talent doesnt get bored or frustrated – even when I shoot stills. Of course in Professional Showbiz the talent does a lot of retakes and reshoots and waiting around for everything to be just right. I need to keep that in mind every time but alas I never do!
So I started from scratch and did another edit – this time Lonnie Starlet was much happier. We went back and forth a few times with just had a few fixes. So their album “Skin” is out now and the video is too!