Richard Fomo produced and edited this behind-the-scenes multi-cam video of a fashion editorial subject photographed by Niki Lazaridou for FashionTV in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood. The video is set to the song "Fever" from a recording by Bette Midler who adopted the Peggy Lee version of the song from 1958. The use of this song is made possible by FashionTV's "umbrella" licensing agreement with Sony Music (as well as other music distributors). Parents and kids be advised, there is some partial nudity in this video.
Chuck Green and Daniel Jacobs shot this video alongside me: Richard on the jib, Chuck on slider and handheld and Daniel on glidecam/handheld. We shot this video in a collaborative manner. Richard chose the song and a structure for editing our footage. The model is Michelle McHugh and the 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk was provided by Dennis Jolicoeur. The title of the video is taken from the title of Niki's editorial photo entry with FashionTV.
A note about the lyrics of Fever: I learned that Peggy Lee rewrote the third and fourth stanzas of Fever so that they now relate the stories of Romeo & Juliet and Captain Smith & Pocahontas. Both stories are about young lovers defying the social orders they lived in (one couple fictional, one historical, both famous). I like to think that Ms. Lee created an opportunity to give the song a sly feminist slant during a time when women still could not put much of their stamp on cultural production. The video is about sexiness. Peggy Lee's lyrics acknowledge that sexual passion can break down social barriers.