Last weekend, I directed a music video for a joint project of Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts and a junior high school in Valencia, CA. It's a hip-hop song titled "Listen" geared towards the teens and young adults regarding the importance of listening and diversity. These are some of the storyboard drawings I did.
It was a two-day shoot with a little over a hundred cast and crew and three months preparation. My friends from DSI Studios brought their talent and equipment all the way from Long Beach. We shot everything in anamorphic widescreen 24P HD. Lighting and grip equipment courtesy of Pat Christman and his crew. I have to give it to my wife, Bing, the associate producer, for managing very well the logistics of the production especially feeding that many people for two days. I don't usually put photos on my blog but I'll make an exception. By the way, photos courtesy of my good friend, Aixa Deluca, the official photographer. Below are some pictures during production. Now, we'll be in post production at DSI.
(Above, clockwise from left: me, assistant director Mike Merrill, DP Paul Olson, and 2nd unit director Marc Hampson; we used 2 Panasonic HVX200; my wife, Bing, at work; on the set day 2.
My DSI friends: (left to right) Paul Olson, myself, Aaron Fairley, Marc Hampson, and John Olson during a break. For complete photos on the video shoot, click here.