Friday, September 5, 2014

Take 2

First off, if you haven't seen our music video, go watch that thing right now!  Second, if you have seen it, maybe you should watch it again, you enjoyed it right?

The making of our first music video was everything but a breeze.  I have to admit we took a long time to do this video, and the final outcome was far different than what I originally had in mind. My original idea consisted of more actors and more people in general in the video.  Let me tell you, to our first video shoot we had a great turn out, people from ages 7-50.  The shoot as a whole went great, however, when we got home and plugged in the camera, we lost all of our footage.  Getting everyone back together for a second shot was not easy and basically did not happen.

Working with what we had, we ended up shooting more shots of the band playing in the graveyard than I expected.  Shooting a video, for me at least, was not nearly as easy as preforming live, or singing in front of my mirror, or in the shower.  At first it was a challenge for me to turn on the performance the way I do at a show.  There was no audience, just the sound track, a camera, my mom, Georgia and Quin.  I had to really focus and try to conjure up the energy to preform to and audience that would watch my every move at a later time.  At a live show, if I do something that might not sound or look so great, the moment passes and the audience forgets. With a video though the performance would possibly be watched over and over again, and that can make a girl nervous.

Not only was it difficult for me but also for Georgia.  Georgia's personality is naturally an overflow of joy, almost all of the time.  So for Georgia to look at the camera in a serious way only made her laugh hysterically.  There is no getting rid of Georgia's sunny disposition, it is her biggest and best feature.  However we have found you can salt and pepper her with a mood so she can get through a shoot without laughing the whole way through, her sunshine still peeking through, and I love that.

Quin was the only one who seemed to have the hang of it naturally, she made it look easy to me and Georgia.  Then again, Quin is the type of girl who wakes up and says "I am beautiful".  No really she does, I hear it all the time.  It's a great thing that she does that, most girls don't say that to themselves, but they should. Quin is a confident girl with serious face, so this video was no challenge for her.

By the final shoot for the video we sort of had our way of dealing with the awkwardness of staring a camera in the face and pretending it was a full and lively crowd.  I pushed my mind into a character and Georgia pushed her mind to a happy medium, her personality with a seasoning of seriousness.   Quin, Quin made it look easy, Quin was the fearless music video pioneer.

Special thanks to Hailey and Shawn for being naturals in front of the camera :D we love you guys!