I do, on occasion, shoot music videos. They’re a bit different from short films because they can be a lot more visually driven than story driven, so there is more room for improv and just making interesting/pretty images. It wasn’t for a band, but actress/model/dancer Kris Walker lip syncing and performing to the song “Comanche” by In This Moment.
It was a couple of very early, cold outings to get that nice combination of fog and early morning light, plus a bit of hiking around the park with camera gear (and her in flowy garb and high-heeled boots), but the result was definitely worth it.
Locations were mostly improvised around Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville – it was just a matter of finding the light and some interesting backgrounds along the water, back in the stone quarries, along the abandoned railroad tracks, and in the wooded areas.
The power and intensity that Kris brings to this performance is phenomenal, and I love the atmosphere we were able to capture.
Canon C100 Mk1
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
Canon t2i – converted to infrared by Lifepixel
Canon 28-80 “kit lens”
Hoya 72R Infrared filter
Manfrotto MVMXPRO500US XPRO Aluminum Video Monopod