Filming the music video

Posted by Cherelle-Renée on Monday, July 4, 2011 Under: Music Video
As anyone who has me on Facebook knows, Legend's Ghost just made a music video. And was it ever an adventure!
It was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but when Legend's Ghost was asked to open for the Fallacy, I began to feel some pressure to put out a music video already. We were going to have a TV interview, and I was told that the TV station wanted a video to play after the interview. So I did what anyone with a talented director/cinematographer brother would do: I asked him to make me a video!

We didn't have much time. I wanted a full moon for the outdoor night scenes, and we all know those don't last very long on this planet. And even without the moon situation, the concert with The Fallacy was fast approaching.  So I found my prom dress from junior year, made it look a bit more gothic-Victorian, bought enough candles to last through several power outages, and proceed to travel around Quito with my brother and start filming!

The main thing I remember about the filming process was how cold it was. A lot of the scenes are either at night or in the rain, and I do not wear a coat in any of them. So, as you can imagine, I froze! In one scene, I was using all of my will power just to stop myself from shivering. As soon as Paul (my brother) stopped filming me, I would just start shaking because you can only hold in a shiver for so long!  Also, one day we were out filming and it started to rain. We didn't have nearly enough footage, but Paul needed to protect the camera. So he sat in the car while I stood out in the rain and sang! Let's just say I was very thankful for the car's heating system on the way home! 

But in a way, I felt like the rain was just what I needed to give the video what it needed. After all, the album is about an artist's search for her muse, the Songweaver. Her music means everything to her. To sing in the rain when I'm freezing cold and my body would like nothing more than a cup of tea and a hot shower, but my brain is loving every minute of freezing my ass off to do what I love...to me, that was exactly what my character was all about, especially since the thunderstorm is one of the Songweaver's sacred symbols. ;)  (more on that when the album comes out.

In : Music Video 



Filming the music video

Posted by Cherelle-Renée on Monday, July 4, 2011 Under: Music Video
As anyone who has me on Facebook knows, Legend's Ghost just made a music video. And was it ever an adventure!
It was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but when Legend's Ghost was asked to open for the Fallacy, I began to feel some pressure to put out a music video already. We were going to have a TV interview, and I was told that the TV station wanted a video to play after the interview. So I did what anyone with a talented director/cinematographer brother would do: I asked him to make me a video!

We didn't have much time. I wanted a full moon for the outdoor night scenes, and we all know those don't last very long on this planet. And even without the moon situation, the concert with The Fallacy was fast approaching.  So I found my prom dress from junior year, made it look a bit more gothic-Victorian, bought enough candles to last through several power outages, and proceed to travel around Quito with my brother and start filming!

The main thing I remember about the filming process was how cold it was. A lot of the scenes are either at night or in the rain, and I do not wear a coat in any of them. So, as you can imagine, I froze! In one scene, I was using all of my will power just to stop myself from shivering. As soon as Paul (my brother) stopped filming me, I would just start shaking because you can only hold in a shiver for so long!  Also, one day we were out filming and it started to rain. We didn't have nearly enough footage, but Paul needed to protect the camera. So he sat in the car while I stood out in the rain and sang! Let's just say I was very thankful for the car's heating system on the way home! 

But in a way, I felt like the rain was just what I needed to give the video what it needed. After all, the album is about an artist's search for her muse, the Songweaver. Her music means everything to her. To sing in the rain when I'm freezing cold and my body would like nothing more than a cup of tea and a hot shower, but my brain is loving every minute of freezing my ass off to do what I love...to me, that was exactly what my character was all about, especially since the thunderstorm is one of the Songweaver's sacred symbols. ;)  (more on that when the album comes out.

In : Music Video 



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