I’LL BE BACK AGAIN, a coming of age story.
This isn’t released yet, but technically we shot it in 2017 so I’m adding it to this series. (Preview frames straight out of the camera with a quick VSCO-grade from DP @dmrouth)
This was one of my favorite projects of the year for many reasons. One of which was being able to make my 3rd video for @wearethenite, one of my favorite bands and the nicest guys you will ever meet. In January I pitched them an extremely ambitious 80’s period music video with a high school full of extras, dance number, the works. Well, naturally there was no budget for that concept. 9 months later I couldn’t get the story out of my head so I changed it up, simplified the concept, and re-pitched it. The dudes loved it and earlier this month we shot it.
It was also the first project of mine that I felt the production design and look wasn’t half-assed. Great props and wardrobe (thank you to @whitneysirois, eBay, @shopcamp, and the Mini Mall RIP). We shot on a cinema zoom through panty-hose. Super soft and bloomy. 4:3 in camera. No going back. Daniel and I loved the look though and it was exactly what I dreamed ✨
But a quick lesson I learned: on period pieces be prepared to spend a GOOD chunk of your budget on props, wardrobe, and prod design.
The story of this video is completely weird and ridiculous and I think everyone is going to fall in love with @haven_isom’s super fun performance. I hope everyone enjoys it when it releases in early 2018 ☺️