I recently shot this video for a new band called The Anser. They are on a reality show right now – The X-Factor. And Hey, if Simon likes them they must be doing something right! The music for this video is one of their first recordings – its basically an unplugged track so we wanted to keep the video pretty simple to match the music. The song has tons of energy though so that’s definitely something we wanted to capture on film. This was shot in just one location – a large room in an old building. I kept the lighting pretty simple for this – I used just two small softboxes and since the song is called Dancing in the Light we decided to use the lights as part of the set. About half the shots were done with a Glidecam HD-4000 and a Canon 16-35L lens. The other half were hand held with a Tamron AF 28-47 2.8 Lens. I used a Hoodman eye piece for the handheld shots which is great for focusing and helps to steady handheld shots when the cam is held against the eye. The camera on this was the Canon 5D MarkII. I edited with Sony Vegas and colored with Magic Bullet Looks 2.0 – I’m really loving the results I’m getting from Looks, its definitely one of my favorite plug-ins.
If you haven’t already seen the band on X-Factor, check them out! These guys really brought the energy for the shoot – definitely naturals on stage and in front of the camera. These guys can sing too! Enjoy!
We also shot a video for another song of theirs. I’ll post it soon! For more info on the band go to www.theanser.com.