Japan to Kenya & Back

Booyah! Delivered the final video for To All My Dear Friends‘ song “Japan to Kenya & Back” last week – they loved the result. We were originally going to shoot the video in a studio because the group liked the feel of an El Ten Eleven video that was shot in a studio. I kept trying to talk them outside, in the woods or at a small train station here in Tallahassee. But they wanted a tight, warm, indoorsy feel. Then Marc sent me an iPhone video of the interior of a church near his house which a friend of his was living in. As soon as I saw it I knew we had our location! I made them play the song about 10 times, possibly more, to get all the angles. We were sticking to a tight time frame – just 3 hours to shoot. We wrapped up right about 3 hours after we began and all was well in our world. After that, we headed out in search of a location for our photo shoot. The video was shot on two Nikon D7000s rented through Borrow Lenses. Lenses used were: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8; Nikon 50mm f/1.8; Nikon 85mm f/2.0; and Nikon 135mm f/3.5. After all transfer of footage and conversion to an editable format (Apple ProRes 422), editing only took about 4 hours. We’re proud of the final result and hope you enjoy!

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    1. Marc Hennessey’s Music Video for “Japan to Kenya & Back” | We Are Electric Violinists Said,

      March 25, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

      […] video is directed by Spencer Hopkins, and if you click on his name, you’ll see some details about the video’s creation. […]

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