Improv by Katie Guenther set to Comsic Love!
I had an idea to make a Cosmic Love video when I was driving on a snowy day. After researching the meaning behind the song, I came up with a whole story line....but I didn't end up portraying very well....however I learned a lot!
The story is that this girl meets a guy who captivates her so she has "stars" stuck in her eyes making her blind to any trouble that is going on around her. The guy ends up having dark issues (drugs, violence, etc.) but she is completely oblivious due to the "stars" she still has in her eyes-hence the half dressed dancing in the snow. She finally takes the stars out of her eyes and 'makes a map' since she now realizes that she has become his darkness. She's confident she can leave him and start her own life once again, but she feels terrible leaving him alone because of her love for him. She decides to return to him whole-heartedly, and while in the darkness, the darkness she becomes once and for all.
Things I learned from this project:
-I NEED Final Cut Pro
-Lighting makes all of the difference
-Snow is cold
-Always get more footage than you think you need, because you'll end up needing it
-Do several takes
-Label the clips so you have some idea of where they're at and what they are of
-It's hard to dance in snow (learned this more from Katie's struggles/my own struggle just walking in the snow)
-Need a taller tripod
-Have at least some choreography
-Cellophane doesn't show up on camera well
-Minnesota is seriously freezing