Recently I've been helping my friend Alyson Greenfield
with her new music video Uncharted Places!
We shot it this past weekend, so I thought I'd finally share what we've been doing! Here was our first meeting about the video back in January, with director David Franklin and producer Jasmina Tomic.
In one scene Alyson would be flying, so my big job would be making a pair of Icarus-inspired WINGS that would do well with a green screen and be sturdy enough for Alyson to dance in.
I'm not a seamstress....so I just used a ton of hot glue! Plus canvas, felt, string, and wire. My first attempt was terrible (very floppy), so after avoiding it for weeks I finally got back into it...
Over the next couple months we had a multiple fittings.
(I got some funny looks on the subway carrying these things around!)
And then here are the finished wings!
I also aged a lantern for the video! Here's the before and after...
Phew! Then there was the shoot itself...
We had a great group of people on this crew who generously donated their help, time, food, props, and support. Everyone was so great to work with! We filmed everything (except the beach scene) at my friend Adam Aleksander's Lower East Side tenement. Which you may recognize from some past events and projects, such as the Ascension of Death haunted house.
The video should be done sometime this summer, and I can't wait to see it! Le sigh.
To see ALL the fun behind-the-scenes pics, check out my Flickr gallery.
And here is my video from the filming itself...