Two incredible and packed days of shooting are now over. A few years ago when I first started playing in bands, I never got to the stage where I could envision making a music video for an original song. It took a village, as they say, but it’s now real.
Yesterday we filmed at Amnesia (a bar in the Mission). A lot of friends of people involved in the project had volunteered their time and accessories and showed up in 50′s style vintage attire for the shoot. It was loads of fun to dress up and get pictures taken, and to see everything get visualized in beautiful black and white footage. There is so much effort involved from the film crew in pulling all the tiny details together; it’s difficult to imagine it would be so intense until you actually witness it.
As it was my first time working with an entire filming crew everything was fresh and extremely interesting. (Photos of behind the scenes of the shoot will be up soon!) I wanted to see as much of the process unfolding as possible. I also really enjoyed meeting creative people from all over the world; the crowd was very international.
Today’s shoot took place in a heavily cobweb infested, dusty, cold and dimly lit basement under a warm and inviting coffee shop in the Inner Richmond. It was really cool. The setting was perfect for the remaining shots, with just the right amount of creepiness.
Karl, a German actor who migrated to the US in the 70s, played one of the main characters. He was the only actor present for today’s shoot. It was a treat watching him as he’s great and a real character. I also enjoyed a couple of conversations with him when we had downtime.
I was the last person to get filmed on the set and it was almost a magical moment when the film crew said, “it’s a wrap!” today.