I guess it's only a matter of time before we break and we compromise. Nokia has a very large marketing budget that is hard to ignore.
(this is not really a Nokia ad)
There were two reasons for this. One, I wanted Robin to get more familiar with his music because we're going to make a dance video. Two, I wanted to experiment with shooting sideways video (which is why the vid is kinda shaky at times ... it was awkward to hold it like that).
We made this a few months ago but the old Vimeo didn't handle tall videos properly, so here it is!
This was a lo-fi experiment I wanted to do. We shot three songs; this was the third take. Reggie usually warms up; the third song is almost always the most creative and otherwise "best".
The next one might be with three HD cameras. Three is enough angles if we want to boil down the idea.
When I first envisioned the editing, I thought it would cut regularly on the beat. When I got into Final Cut and played with that, it felt wrong. It was as if the editing were calling attention to itself. It felt forced. So instead I went for a more organic feel. I was trying to make the editing subtle so that it disappeared.
I really like how the end has me, Zach, and Jonathan in the background. I like that I don't appear until the end - that was not intentional.
Me in the Spiegel Tent at Pier 17 for a cirque jam session that involved all of the performers from the various shows offered there. Twas fun and thanks to Tom for filming.
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Hey man it was great to see you at 35 Conferette!
Here's a tasty vid from your show, if you wanna stick it on here: vimeo.com/20973892
You are awesome! I love you & your work, and one day would love to collaborate with you for the heck of it! :)