I’m excited to release the official lyric video for one of my most-loved songs, Everybody’s Crazy in New York! Directed by me, filmed/edited by Travis Stewart, and PA’ed by Jessica Figueroa.
We shot this video on the same day as the Dance Dance Dance lyric video, and were lucky that a random empty lot with a killer view of the NYC skyline happened to be open to the public just when we needed it to be. We went in and did about 5 takes of this video until I felt like I was about to break in half, but luckily, we got great footage and Travis did great work with the graphics, and the finished product is a lot of fun! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
I’m excited to share my latest interview video about the story behind the Four on the Floor EP! Find out how I brought the EP back into the world after a ten year hiatus, and the strange, out-of-the-blue diagnosis that gave me the extra nudge I needed to get serious about putting it back into the world ASAP in case I ever lose my ability to make and perform music! It’s been a loooong journey, but it was worth it to get these songs back into the world, where people can enjoy them.
Here’s a new interview video with me about the story behind my song, Dance Dance Dance. I love it and I hope you do, too! So glad to finally be telling these stories. When I hear a great song or discover a new artist, I want to hear their stories and get a sense of their personalities, so I hope these videos give my listeners what they want!
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!