Chris and I had this really great plan for his music video "Pieces of Stone". However - the morning of our shooting day - our plans were litterly washed away due to the crap summer weather we have been enduring. So - we sat down and discussed our options. During our discussion I discovered that the room we were sitting in was the room Chris wrote the song and came up with the tune. Surrounded by paraphernalia that represented Chris we got the idea and acted impulsively … we decided to shoot the entire video in this tiny10-foot X 10-foot room.
I had the privilege of directing their latest music video for the track “Lay in the bed you’ve made”. In this video we got up close and personal.
It was a pleasure working with Johnny Vincent and Ryal Maxwell-Lyster (actors). With their help we captured a short story that binds the video. They played the same character of a young boy that takes on the burden of our world’s poor decisions. Ryal plays the scared young boy that turns into a very angry and frustrated man, which is played by Johnny. The symbolic image of a scared little boy and an infuriated grown man reflects what may possibly be our up and coming generation. Both Ryal and Johnny did a great job and I’m thankful for their contribution.
07.26.2010 - Human Again
Today we filmed at one of my favorite places, “Forget Me Not Pond”. The pond is located roughly 45min outside of Calgary in Kananaskis country. I used this location as the backdrop for Marija Smolcic single “Human Again”. The pond and surrounding area turned out to be more of a character then a backdrop. It was a very hot, cold, sunny, cloudy, windy and rainy day for the three of us, Krista Kent (Make-up artist), Marija (Performer)
06.13.2010 - When The Sun Shines … the flies come out
I directed a music video for blues singer/songwriter Darren Johnson called “When The Sun Shines”. This video was extremely spontaneous but we managed to capture some amazing imagery in such as short period of time. Big nasty flies ate us alive in the scorching hot Kananaskis country sun for 4.5 hours, however it was totally worthwhile. I’m amazed at the image quality thanks to the Canon 7d camera and it’s lovely sweet, sweet lenses. Check out Darren’s latest work on his website and check back here in a few weeks to watch the video.