Had my second weekend in a row of absolute craziness.
Last weekend, I tackled two days of filming Tear Out The Heart's music video for "Come At Me, Bro!," Releasing OPTION//CONTROL's "Falling Star" music video, as well as completing editing and releasing Kyle Jordan Mueller's cover of "Love on Top" (All of which you can read about below). This weekend was much of the same with a two day shoot for up and rising singer CeCe Frey and the music video shoot for comedy rap act, Chocolate Mylk and Scrambled Eggz.
In the last month, I have been expanding my interests into new genres, outside of pop and have found myself faced with having to make videos for both metal and rap acts. Honestly, if you know me at all, you would know that I have a very extensive musical history that includes over 10 years of playing in the St. Louis music scenes and almost 5 years working in music retail (you know those stores that you used to go to to BUY music?). So, needless to say, I am very familiar with multiple musical styles and can adapt easily to film any facet, but that doesn't make it any less intimidating when doing it for the first time. The hecticness of filming the Tear Out the Heart video at OZ Nightclub last week was surprisingless balanced by the smoothness of filming Choco Mylk at Gettemeier's Bar last night. The crowd was cooperative (thanks to a 12-3 Cardinals victory in the NLCS) and ready to drink all night and dance to the same song over and over. Where as the usual crowd at The Party at the OZ seemed unwilling to be on camera and just happy to be apart of the happening of the night.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate you showing up, but if you are gonna be at a video shoot... at least do what the director asks you to. Fuck!
Of course both videos have not been edited down yet, so I won't go into detail about their productions... I'll save that for their respective "Behind the Video" blogs (shameless plug). But on the flip side, I did film two simultaneous videos for CeCe Frey on Friday and Saturday for her vocal covers of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" and Christina Aguilera's "Fighter." I'm like the Peter Jackson of YouTube. CeCe has previously been seen performing with the electro hip hop act Volholla! and has decided to start making her own cover vids. Naturally, I am flattered that she went with me, so let's hope that I can knock two out of the park for her and get that career off to a jump start!
That's it for now, I have a lot to edit and more shit to talk about in upcoming blogs... I've been meaning to finish my thoughts on Teen Wolf, but haven't gotten around to it... maybe tomorrow.