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Music Video Shoot with The Anxious Hearts

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Back in the film again, but this time with a new fresh awesome band called The Anxious Hearts. The name of the song is called insomniacs where a young fellow plays videos all night, chugs energy drinks just to make it through the day, and not knowing what's real and what's not due to overload of gaming, and before you know it... it's the next day, but this time he decided to skip his 9 to 5.

Funny story actually so I heard the song right and I wondered what inspired them to write this song. It's actually believed it or not based on a true story and written by the lead singer himself because well he actually does this all the time. So it's Day 1 of the shoot right so here I am driving to this little town to a Jiu Jutsu Academy. I walked in and there I met the writer of this song named Josh who is also the one singing this song. He then explained to me what we were going to do here and we set the gear up. We had a bit of a hiccup due to some of the extra's, but we made it work.

Once the extra's arrived Josh then introduced me to his classmates since he actually goes to this academy, like I said based on a true story. We then joked around a bit waiting for the instructor to arrive which was cool because I got to know more and more about them. We went deep to talking about films, especially Gemini Man which I heard about it bombing but never knew why. Then they explained to me it was because the creator wanted to use a different type of frame rate which was above 120. For my camera people reading this, you probably cringed the moment I said above 120 fps for a new film. Yeah now I totally get it because I would have walked out to because that is too much, I'm not even a fan of the blue ray. Okay, now we’re going off-topic of what happened these past two days. Then the instructor came with his little daughter and we got to film. Which was funny because there were certain shots where his daughter would pop out of nowhere.

The daughter accidentally popping in front of camera NO THIS WILL NOT BE IN MUSIC VIDEO LOL

The daughter accidentally popping in front of camera NO THIS WILL NOT BE IN MUSIC VIDEO LOL

In this location the concept was to have the main character is stumbling into class and the instructor is disappointed in him and goes WWE on him. We had to slam him down a couple of times just to get some good shots from different angles. After a while, you could see we were having to much fun. It was a simple scene of course, but we had to do numerous shots just to get it just right!

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After this location, Josh then leads me to his home for us to do the morning and night scene. It was a bit tight, but the whole concept of this scene was to make him look like a gamer staying up all night so we had to place a light outside of the window to make it look like the sun is rising in the window. Then for the night, we place a black blanket on the outside of the window to make it look like night. Before we started though he was telling me about his VR game and what it is like. So place it on my head and it was just trippy. Now I see why people get dizzy in a VR game because it feels like your actually moving. It was funny because I almost hit his face. It was a good shoot though on that day, but then that was it for day one.

On day 2 we did a Uber scene of the main character going to work but is tired as hell and unable to even keep his eyes open and falls asleep. The Uber driver then wakes him up saying that he arrived at his location. The next location was at there recording studio where the lead singer plays as a mixer mixing some music but is slacking off watching gameplays. He then looks at the door and sees a unicorn, then he rubs his eyes and sees it's really his boss telling him to get back to work. The reason for this was because of his lack of sleep and chugging a bunch of energy drinks which you'll see him grabbing a bunch of energy drinks and getting slapped by a magical creature. You may be wondering as you read this and notice there is a bunch of random creatures popping in this video. The reason for this is because in reality all of this is a dream because he fell asleep at work.

Once he wakes up though he then realizes it's time to go back home, and he hops in a Uber going back home. Once he gets back home he gets on his VR gaming and plays all night all over again. Then once the sun comes up he then realizes it's the next and decided to just grab a beer, chug it, put his VR headset back on and skip work.

This was a fun shoot and outside of my type of style of music video production due to it being random, it went smoothly. I also learned how to changed the setting to go from day to night and a whole lot of other things too. We still have more one more day to shoot, but I won’t reveal what that is. At the end of the day, it was a great shoot and can't wait to finish this hilarious music video.

Music Video Shoot Day 2 with 3 of Infinity

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This was the 2nd day of the video shoot with 3 of infinity where we shot for their music video for their song called Keep Sin. This time it was a bit more easier then the last location where we didn’t have to carry the equipment up 4 floors. As a matter of fact it was even better shooting here, like they say everything happens for a reason. As soon as we got the place organized we immediately started with the video and continued from the very beginning.

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The beauty about this place was that the owner allowed us to fully customize it, so when it was time for us to shoot on the stage it became a gem, because it was fully customized to what we visioned the stage to look like. Especially with the red lights in the dark that made the imagery even better!

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Which I can wait for everyone to see how the video ends it will blow you away and possibly make you fall off your seat laughing. The parts that I love the most about these shoots is how the parents and their partners support their kids here. Theirs nothing better to help you feel more confident then your parents and partners support, at least that’s what I believe.

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Today will be the first day where I start editing their first official music video to show them how amazing it looks so far. Then we shall shoot one last time this weekend to shoot little pieces for the video.

Make sure to watch their unofficial video which is a studio version below of the song where the song was created!

Things may happen, but you get back up.

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It all started with me waking up in the morning getting excited for smithery video opportunity. The situation was my wrist was damaged from being over used. I was kind of disappointed because of all the days it had to happen today. Thankfully I was able to find a wrist sprain since this want my first rodeo breaking it messing up my hands. I then packed my car up for the music video shoot and grabbed some food for my musicians because food and hydration is important.

 

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Once we all arrived at the location we had to set up for the day walking up three floors with instruments and props for the video. Everyone was exhausted of course, thankfully we had a couple of hands to help us set up. I then dropped the healthy donuts on the desk and yelled," their it is!!!!" It was quite funny how quick everyone went for the food. It was nice of them to offer money for me getting the snacks, but I declined because hey everyone needs to eat right???  

 

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After we were done setting up it was time to get down to business and start directing the music video. We only had a limited time to shoot to compete with the sun through the windows. I was quite impressed by their determination and their desire to want to be on point with the music playing behind camera. I have to say though it was a bit difficult shooting with once hand and barely able to use the other hand. The footage came out phenomenal though. 

 

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Things were going really good and we were about to be finished until unfortunately their was a hiccup which made us have to choose a different location. It was no one's fault it's just things happen. As we packed up I could tell the lead singer Andrew Swauger was deeply disappointed. He kept apologising and thought he was water my time. I was trying to tell him that things just happen were all young and learning. I never let the age range away the quality that's the first thing. Maybe this was meant to happen and the next location will be way better. I still plan on using the footage I caught though because it was too good to just let go.

 

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We then meet up at Tracy Miller's studio to discuss a plan B and decided on a new location. I'm proud to see how much they really want this though. This group shows that they want this and not let this hiccup bring them down to hard. As they say though everything happens for a reason, can't edit to shoot more footage with the band!