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Phew. Neither shoot was long but both were tiring and physical. But I think I got some good content. We shall see!
Rented some nice lenses to get what I was looking for. Good news is I think it really helped.
Special thanks to Trent Williamson (of Kunga Music fame) for assisting! Next up, editing, and whatever pick up shots I might need after I’ve viewed the footage!
Please share on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Download Bus Stop People here. Thank you for your support, everyone!
(To watch in HD, click on YouTube logo bottom right of screen. You will be taken to their site.)
My video for Bus Stop People debuts tomorrow. Please share on your Facebook profiles, on blog, on Digg. Anywhere you’d like to re-post.
It’ll be here at mynameischance.com via YouTube, on Facebook, and on Vimeo.
Hope you dig!
It’s a struggle to restrain my joy.
I readily confess to this because the video idea I had, for what will be the first Chance song to be released in almost two years, was nothing short of a monumental challenge. Undaunted—and perhaps a little naively—I pushed forward with my vision with the knowledge that, at any moment during the journey, the whole thing could fail. Miserably.
Somehow, that gave me just the freedom I needed.
I also confess to this:
I can’t tell you anything about the video, not because I’m being deliberately coy (maybe just accidentally) but because I want the experience to be a nice, refreshing surprise. Don’t worry, I didn’t re-invent the wheel or anything, but it’s definitely the coolest video I’ve ever shot. Hopefully, upon its release, you’ll share in my sentiment.
I can say it was a lot of hard work. I can say that there were challenges that arose where I thought none would, and easy street happened where I thought there would be challenges. Go figure.
Then, when I was literally 99 percent of the way toward completion, something occurred that I thought I had no way of solving. Blasted computers! They can be so fricking annoying! I literally thought I was going to have to go to a plan B (which I had all along…just in case, but didn’t want to do.) And then, an amazing thing happened.
You may have seen some of the screen shots. It’s just a glimpse, but trust me: that was the easy part. I can tell you the final video required a single take. And the final day of shooting (also known as the day i tried to get my one single take) took all day to set up, prepare for, and 4 and a half hours of attempts before I got what I wanted: the right one.
Yup. you read that right: the shot which will be the final video was accomplished at 1:15 in the morning after countless… I mean COUNTLESS takes. And it was then when I found my glitch, my “uh oh, what am I going to do now?” moment. It was a syncing issue.
I go to sleep, as I had to be at work, a mere 5 hours later. I sent e-mails to friends I knew in the film industry. One mentioned something about a refresh rate. I got home, exhausted, but in not as bad of a mood as I should have been. I ingested the file, and for the hell of it, tried a little cheat using basic math and…. holy moly, it worked!
Here I was, having already mapped out a plan on how to correct it by completely re-shooting, and I didn’t have to do that at all. I was done?? I was DONE!!
I’ll keep the rest of it close to the vest for now. But it’s coming soon, don’t you worry.
Hope I make ya proud.
This past weekend saw a lot of footage shot for the upcoming video. The Choir and I practiced as well. Worked on two new songs. Kind of annoying actually, because the sound system was giving us issues (mostly feedback and the like). This, coupled with the fact that we just spent 2, almost 3, hours shooting footage made for a long day (night, actually). I was fiercely exhausted. And my favorite taco truck was not at its normal corner, so I had to make do with a quick warming of leftovers.
But it’s Thursday now. Tonight, I shoot what should be the final group of shots (apart from any small pickup scenes.) I’m still feeling my grand idea is going to work, but I’m not delusional: it’s going to be hard to pull off.
As I edit down the vid, here’s another screenshot for you: