UPDATE: Upon completion of this project, I was commissioned by Missy Higgins' record label to create the lyrics video for her most recent single, "Set Me On Fire." Watch it here! vimeo.com/53438390
**IRONY ALERT: This video is nearly 100% motion graphics/stop motion animation and contains almost NO editing. This has taught me that when you attempt to persuade someone to hire you as an EDITOR and feature MOTION GRAPHICS in your pitch video, you will be hired to create motion graphics. This may cause mild panic attacks, incessant pondering of your decision not to EDIT something, insane moments of self-face-clawing while shrieking, "I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS!" and the daily self reminder that all you can do is try your best, just like mama told you.
Several years ago I went to see Missy Higgins, an artist whose music I had loved for quite some time, play in Cleveland. Despite knowing that I say idiotic things when I'm nervous, I was persuaded to approach her for a photo after the show. She said she blinked. I said I'd Photoshop her eyes open. It was weird for all of us. Not too long ago I decided that the pinnacle of my career would be to someday work on a video for her. This is intended to serve as both a public apology for that awkward moment and a plea for Missy to consider hiring me for future editing needs.
HUGE THANK YOU to Mallory SanMarco and Caleb Crossen. Without them this wouldn't have happened and I would have never had the opportunity to drink 7,000 Diet Cokes in a month. My tooth decay is grateful.
original song: MALLORY SANMARCO
director of photography: CALEB CROSSEN
additional illustrations/production assistance: STEPHANIE CROSSEN
foley sound: GEOFF YAW and CALEB CROSSEN
In addition, thank you to Niki Gruttadauria for her expert social networking advice, Jonathan McGory for allowing me to make lots of unfunny jokes about how tall he is, Rich Gallegos for lending me his bobble heads and trusting me not to break them, Sierra Mendoza for taking the photo and instigating the most embarrassing thing I've ever done, and Katie, whose last name I don't know because I only met her once. But she was very nice.
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