I know it's been quite some time since I've posted anything new on here (what the heck, man?!), but it's only because I have been so busy with traveling and working on various projects! For the Fourth of July I was in Maine with a group of friends (and no internet), and then upon coming back to the city, I delved into a series of new scripts, screenplays, and even a music video. It's been a little nuts (in the best way possible) and I would like to take the time now to share some of it with you.
About a month ago, my friend (Leta) and I decided we wanted to recreate a music video that spoke to both of us in a very loud and powerful way. It was Sara Barielle's music video for her new single titled "Brave" (which I've mentioned on my blog before) and we wanted to tackle it as a new creative project. So Leta sent out emails to our friends, and invited them to be a part of this process (which was basically asking people to join us dancing around Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn for a weekend). Eventually we got a group finalized and a schedule set. We were to record these six individuals (and ourselves) the weekend of July 13th (last weekend). This is what happened:
We started filming in Queens at 11am, and ended the day at 5pm on the Williamsburg Bridge. There was A LOT of walking and traveling involved (and with the horrible train service on the weekend, we definitely had our moments of exhaustion), but we bravely (ha, get it!) conquered all the obstacles in our way and had a great time with our fellow dancers at each location.
As you can see, I didn't take many photos on DAY TWO. After the first day of recording, and already starting to edit the footage we shot, I decided I wanted to make more of a behind-the-scenes reel of this process. So to give you a sneak peak, this is an interview Leta and I had right before filming my dance:
There's a couple more interviews with Kevin and Lindsey on my YouTube Page, which you should totally check out. I just didn't want to overwhelm y'all with too many videos on one blog post! Also, I'll be posting more footage and fun facts about this process as I continue to edit the music video. Hopefully in about two to five weeks, we'll release our own version of it. And it will be awesome.
This (points above) is what we are attempting to re-create. Sara told us that she wanted to see us be brave, and that's exactly what she's gonna get!