It all started with finding a parking space, which at first I thought it was pretty sketchy when I made a turn into a little alley. I thought to myself, "how is this little area a a place to park cars?" Until I drove further and BOOM their it was a whole lot for the public to park for Mr Toads. I then contacted Andrew Swauger the lead singer of the band where I parked. Unfortunately he didn't know where I was, which I was understanding because that little alley is so easy to miss. I then walked out the alley to meet him where out of nowhere I heard a loud beep. In my mind I thought, "what did I do I'm just walking here. "Till I saw Andrew waving at me in his car, "their he is," I responded and then walked to him saying, "this is it Andrew this is Mr. Toads." He also brought his girlfriend with him who is always there to support him.
As we walked in we then saw a woman named Natalie who I talked to on the phone the other day about bringing a band here to scout for locations for a music video. She automatically knew who I was once I walked in since I told her I'll be over around noon to bring the band 3 of Infinity. She then took us up the steps and their we saw what use to be a bank just sitting there waiting to be used. Once we saw it we knew it had potential, even though it was abandoned and filled with dust we knew we could make this work. Andrew then immediately called his band members (Eli Wetzel and Rylan Stiffker) telling them to come quick because what we had was floors upon floors of possibilities. We were quite amazed by their still being electric and heat as well. Which is exactly what they wanted for the type of props we plan on using for the video. Seeing them being excited explorohd each room touched my heart seeing the joy of such young talent and feeling like someone gave them a chance for them to show their true potential. I finally saw their potential once I saw them harmonizing walking down the steps which blew me away may I add.
Once the scouting ended they knew immediately as they stared out the window that this location was exactly what they wanted and I helped them make it happen. Once we walked out Andrew then responded to me and asking me what a storyboard was. This made me feel excited to see that a band member is curious to understand more about how music videos work. He then responded, "I'm not sure if we told you this enough, but we really appreciate all that you doing for us and this really means a lot." I then responded to him no problem and for him and his partner to have a great day. As I walked in the car and started I drove off smiling because that's what made me realize why I love what I am creating. People often seem to realize how much appreciation can really change a person's life, which right their was proof that it can makes a person's day.
I would show what we saw today, but I want to save it for when the shoot actually happens. Updates about the video for 3 of Infinity will be up frequently and well be meeting again this Thursday to story board for the video.