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Holy crap I've been slacking! Sam posted this on YouTube months ago and I'm just now getting around to posting it here. Shame on frikkin me! Love this vid, but if you have checked out any of my previous you know I like to blog a wee bit about the vids I do and that's the part I haven't gotten around to, till now!

The funny thing is that there's not much to say about this one. First meeting Sam he wanted something simple, just rock and roll with hot chicks. Simple enough right? ... oh, and he wanted it filmed on 16mm. Which I personally thought was awesome, I'm a huge fan of analog, personally have three or four instant cameras that I adore! There's just something about the pressure of having to get it right, when every pic I take costs a buck it's not near the same as using a DSLR or cell phone for that matter, and blasting off with a hundred shots.

So I was totally down ... until we looked into pricing. The painful decision Sam had to make was, could the money be better used somewhere else to make the vid awesome. Indeed it did.

This was shot on my long ago introductory into DSLR shooting, a Canon T2i, and an Osmo, which might just be the coolest thing in the world. Took a little getting used to and must concede that I had a whole lotta shots that were all but unusable. Thankfully, this was digital, so I could overshoot the hell out of it and get a good handful of awesome moments. There's some shots done with the Osmo that I love, the quick running in and the various members of the band, the pull off of the drummer, the overheads of the drums, shots that would have been a pain to get otherwise were reduced to just sticking the Osmo on a stock and running around in circles. I have the X5R unit now and I'm dying for my next shoot.

So, yea, Sam found us a decent local studio with a huge cyc wall and we went to work. The very loose concept that I started with was that I didn't want to shoot the band together, like, at all. I try to change things up from vid to vid, in whatever subtle way I can think of, and something about doing all single shots seemed like a cool way to go. So that was my rule, shoot each person individually only ... until I broke the rule with the girls. The studio had this frikkin amazing couch, actually made out of a coffin, I was told by one of the studio peeps that it got left after some CSI wrap party. There was no way I couldn't use it, so three girls on a couch it is! Then make the perfectly logical next step of having Sam sing sitting on it for a coupla takes so there's some continuity with it.

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FYI you can click on the word "Description" on the bottom right of the video players to get more details about that particular video and links to the bands.

"Underground Planet is a full service production company based in Austin Texas. Founded in 2001 by Director, Cinematographic and Editor Raymond J. Schlogel, Underground Planet has since gone on to win multiple awards for both their feature film and music video work."

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