Part of the fun of making music videos is working with the client to create a script that fulfills their vision. In the creative process you often diverge and I've found this can happen due to having to choose higher quality footage over footage that belongs on the cutting room floor as they say. The editing process is instrumental in building the path of the video and in the case of Speekup's "Living Conditions" I was able to edit as we shot the film. We met every couple of weeks for 1-2 hours of filming, which upon completion I would go back to the computer and load in the footage. Working this way was unique in comparison to the last few clips I've made in that we could assess the script as we progressed. It's dependent on the client's time constraints of course but fortunately in this case we had the luxury of time on our side.
Anyway, blah blah blah, here's the clip :
Started filming my first hip hop music video today. We're doing a scene where the subject is standing over a burning 44 gallon drum fire, but had to simulate the fire in the studio without the fire. Cut a bunch of holes in a sheet of black card and moved it in front of a spotlight. Because of the depth of field it blurs out in the background and gives the effect of a burning fire. Cool stuff