If you haven't heard of Merriment, then you're in for a treat. This lovely band consists of siblings' Christie DuPree & Collin DuPree. Together they create beautiful, heartfelt music of an indie/folk vibe.

This video was filmed during their performance at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI on 03/12/2012, and set to the studio version of the song "I Give Up" on their EP. It's on iTunes, so if you like it, please go purchase it!

They are on tour with Eisley & Tallhart, both of which you should check out if you haven't heard of them... because they're amazing! The rhythm section of Tallhart is awesome for backing up Christie & Collin for their live performance!

Anyway, as far as production details (which I know you Vimeons love), we had to bring a basically bare-bones set of equipment with us. We even weren't able to bring in a tripod (and if we could've, we would have brought steadicams & cranes & everything!!!). We also would've liked this to be a 3 camera shoot, but couldn't even do that! So we had one DSLR running Magic Lantern, and a dedicated camcorder. Most was shot from a monopod, so it's a bit shaky. (85mm lens on a cropped sensor on a monopod... I pretty much had to hold my breath!)

It's a "simple" video, but then again the main focus is the music here, so I think it will work well.

Shot using the Cinestyle Picture Profile

Lenses used (we used more but they aren't seen in this video):
Bell + Howell 85mm 1.4
Nikkor 50mm 1.4

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