A friend of mine wrote this song and asked if I'd make a music video for him. "Hell yea!" I said.
We built the band set in the basement of my house, with some leftover rope lights from last Christmas, a couple of hallogen lamps from Home Depot, and an old lamp bought in a flea market. We shot the band scene on a Friday night and drove to Chicago the next day.
We spent a whole day shooting in Chicago, mostly at Navy Pier. There wasn't a script for this project so the whole thing was pretty much shot in a documentary manner. It was my first time playing with a dslr camera, and we experimented a lot with lightings and depth of field (manual focusing was so difficult!).
So, anyway, here's the final product. I hope you like it.
Camera: Canon 7d
Locations: Urbana, IL and Chicago, IL
Editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and Adobe AfterEffects CS5