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    Hey everyone! We snuck into an abandoned high school to shoot this music video about a year ago and it was just released yesterday!



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    We shot on a Sony A7s with old Nikon lenses (Ais 28mm & 50mm) and a DJI Ronin M. It was all natural light except for the scenes on the auditorium stage, funnily enough, the lights you can see in those shots are actually the cell phone flashlights of all of the crew members. The auditorium was darker to the naked eye than it was exposed on the camera monitor, I felt like I was cheating physics with the a7s.

    I grabbed a can of “Atmosphere Aerosol” to haze up the rooms and so that we could see her flashlight beam every now and then. That stuff is pricey at like $18/can, but it’s so convenient to just toss it into a backpack and go.

    This was a very unscripted shoot, I just had a vague storyline in my head: she sings the opening verse walking past a bunch of lockers, then explores a ton, we shoot a complete performance in one of the classrooms so we always have something to go back to, and then she finally ends up on the stage.

    That outline was a reaction to the fact that originally this shoot was supposed to be for another band, with a completely different song, but they backed out literally the day before. So we did a bit of scrambling because I knew that if I canceled it I might never get back into the school. I reached out to a friend who owns a studio and he put me in touch with The Wild Wild and the rest is history I guess.

    Originally the girl wandering around the school was supposed to be half of the video. The other half was going to feature the band playing in a classroom and eventually on the auditorium stage.

    Any feedback/thoughts/questions are welcome!

    - Luke

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    Really nice work!! :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Higher Dimension Studios View Post
    Really nice work!! :)
    Thank you!


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    I synced this video with George Harrisons song "What is Life" just for fun, and it looks amazing.


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    Greetings, Luke!

    Many thanks for sharing. Not a fan of the song (No offense!), but your craft and the production values for this mv clip are spot-on. Outstanding work!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Sorenson View Post
    Greetings, Luke!

    Many thanks for sharing. Not a fan of the song (No offense!), but your craft and the production values for this mv clip are spot-on. Outstanding work!
    Thank you sir! Music is so subjective, but I appreciate you looking past that and seeing the work!


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    I have already replied to this, but once again, great work!


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