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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Video Shoot

I'm typing this at 1:47pm CST after waking up about 30 minutes ago. And I'm still feeling pretty tired.

Yesterday's music video shoot turned into an all-night affair. Our producer/director Andy flew in from NYC yesterday morning and started shooting around noon. We finished sometime around 5:30AM I think!!

If you are out of the loop about this first go to www.downhere.com. Then go back there once a day so it never happens again. So, we just filmed a video for our song "The More" which is the first track on our new album "Wide-Eyed and Mystified". It's the first music video we've ever done so we are really excited to see the end result.

I'm not sure how long it will be till it's completed now but we will let you know as soon as we do!

My highlights from the video: since you have to exaggereate everything on film, everyone was pretty entertaining to watch. Jer was flailing quite a bit and Marc was . . . well, himself. He's a natural. That guy was born for this. Andy got some really great shots of Marc's performances. A shot of Jay singing in the bridge looked really cool, hope it gets used. And though I never got to see my own footage I look forward to seeing that. I kind of felt like a monkey in a cage doing tricks for everyone. It's actually a little scary. But, once I decided not to care it was not big deal.

So there you go, some thoughts on the music video. Here's a couple of pics too. There are more pics at our website too.

Our road manager and make-up artist for the shoot, Jessica, also posted about the shoot on her blog. So check that out too!!

Glenn

6 Comments:

Anonymous Laura said...

sweet!! I'm so pumped to see the end result!!

Laura

3:42 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

YEA! *Applause* Can't wait to see it, congrats, guys! You're in our prayers, go crash, get some sleep, what an awesome fatigue you've been blessed with!

sara
bluffton,sc

11:16 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

I've always wondered how artificial musicians must feel during video filming. Some, like Marc, are natural performers and quite good actors - think Marky-Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. They got their start in music, but maybe that was more because they had the ability to perform, not so much because they were great musicians (sorry to any NKOTB fans). But I'm sure there are a great many other musicians that feel like performing monkeys, and just put up with filming videos as part of the job. I guess that's why there are so many videos where bands are just performing on a stage with footage cutting to the directors subplot played out by hired actors.

I guess when you guys get rich and famous you could just do as George Michaels did and hire a bunch of supermodels to do the video for you - Freedom!

Really looking forward to seeing it - thanks for the downhere, down to earth insight into your rock and roll world.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Glenn, you are so funny! "Go back every day so it doesn't happen again!" hahaha! I try to visit at least once a day!

Glad it went well! I'm sure it felt a little weird to be performing "tricks" for the camera. I can see why Marc had no troubles! And he says he's an introvert, haha! You wouldn't think so after seeing him sing and jump all around the stage!

I'll be anxiously waiting for the end product! Thanks guys!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Terra said...

Well dont want to be a blog-stalker as its called so just thought I would say hi. You guys are great at keeping people in the loop on your lives and antics. Looking forward to seeing the vid. Oh and just picked up Wide-eyed... liking the tunes.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Luciana said...

As a brazilian fan I need to confess that we're expecting this album with big expectations.

And who knows we can wait for you guys, praising the lord with us here? what do you think? ;)

8:48 PM  

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