We’ve worked to write, shoot, and edit several music videos for artists in our home state, including pop-rock duo Elison, electronic pop group MAIDS, the 12-piece rock group, Canby, and the activist poetry collective, Peace Poets. Concepts have ranged from short-story narratives to coordinated ballet pieces synced up to the music. In order to keep prices affordable for small artists, we’ve been able to accomplish all of this with small teams of people, learning to stretch the bounds of our resources to make memorable, creative works of art.
Scott Yoshimura and Marissa Kephart’s band, Elison, asked us to create a bright, fun video for their single, “Hopes + Horoscopes”. We shot our video at a photography studio and turned in a finished product two days later. One unique aspect of this project is the clothes-changing segment which begins at 2:38 and ends around 3:15. For this long shot, we used a mechanical dolly set at a consistent speed to repeat the same camera move multiple times while the band members sang in a range of different outfits. The effect compliments the lyrics, “when I think I’ve changed, I pick up more bad habits”.
As part of this album’s release promotion, I created eight one-minute videos — one for each song — from archival video footage.