Just wrapped another music video for Eric Zayne. For this last scene, we had to hike 40 minutes up to the top of a mountain (and some of us had more gear to carry than others) but it was totally worth it!
This was a tough video for us to do on a budget because it required not only like six locations, but like at least four people to act/be in each scenario. And for those of you wondering, the train conductors DO watch those security cameras on the train cars so in this case; good for safety = bad for filming.
It took about 1hr before we were stopped, and at that point we’d already shot a wide, a tight, with variations. We got greedy and tried to get the turnaround just in case we were short in the editing room (we weren’t), and THAT’s when we got stopped by a super grumpy rail worker (redundant? hmm.).
We shot this commercial ages ago, and I felt like it was time these adorable dogs finally got some exposure.
Actually, I take that back— these dogs work more than anyone I know. They’re in all the superbowl ads and tv shows, and movies, and they can all hit their marks better than most actors. Credit goes to Bob Dunn’s animal trainers for doing such a great job. I think we all had reservations about working with dogs on set, but it was really a breeze with this gang.
Some stils from an upcoming music video. DP Ben Winchell did a great job, especially considering how little time he had to light, and considering that the very first shot of the day was a winding 360 degree steadicam shot around the entire bar. He’s always nice to my face, but I think deep down he probably hates my guts.
MUSIC VIDEO: “Starships” by Pentatonix (original by Nicki Menaj)
So stoked I got to work with these guys. Such an honor. Been a fan of theirs since episode 2 of The Sing-Off, and now I’ve seen what they look like after shooting for 18 hours. We’ve come so far!
DP: Eric Clark, PD: Morgan Hall, Choreographer: Kristin Denehy, Ward: Tricia Chinnici, Graphic Design: Paul Bianchi, Gaffer: Ace Underhill, Key Grip: Eric Bader, 1st AC: Matt Ryan, DIT: Courtney Marcilliat, Makeup/Hair: Bianca Appice, Anissa Salazar, BG Handlers/Prod Assist: Andrew Adams, Matt Sklar, VFX: Dastoli Digital, Colorist: Ben Verhulst, Video Commissioner: Steven Gottlieb