The official lyric video for my song, Dance Dance Dance, from my EP, Four on the Floor, is finally here!
I shot this video back in early October with Travis Stewart filming and Jessica Figueroa assisting. It was just supposed to be a test shoot, but with 7 lyric videos to film for this EP, I came to the shoot ready for business in case we could actually get anything usable done and cross a few videos off the list while we were at it. We did end up finishing filming this one and the one for Everybody’s Crazy in New York that day in just a few hours, which, along with the other 5 lyric videos, which we shot all in one day a few weeks later, will also be coming out over the next bunch of weeks.
This is my favorite song from the EP and this video was a lot of fun to shoot. We did about 5 takes, and we ended up choosing this one, which happened to have a lot of people biking through the shot in the foreground and background. It seemed like the one kid who biked in between me and the camera when we were filming was hoping to ruin the shot and annoy us, but we just kept filming, and now that moment is actually one of my favorites in the video, so thanks, kid!
Making video content is often expensive, time consuming and really complicated and work intensive, so I wanted to figure out a smart, fun and doable way to make a great piece of video content for each song in addition to the few full music videos I have in mind. Keeping these videos one-shot and improvising them and putting them in black and white and shooting them with a minimal crew really helped a lot on all those fronts. Keeping things doable and getting them done is everything for an independent artist! And though I love having a well-thought out vision and then executing it exactly, sometimes it can be really fun and fruitful to just have a general idea and see what you get!