Music Video Shot on a Phone?

When Frank said he wanted to shoot a music video with cell phones I was hesitant, but at the same time I thought it might be fun and challenging to mix fan cell phone video with my footage. So we did it.

I’ve been working with Frank Viele for a few years producing live music videos and marketing videos for the West Haven musician. The local musician was planning an anniversary party for his latest CD and wanted me to document the show. “Of course.” I said. I shot my part and waited to receive the audience cell phone footage.

Creating a Seamless Video Experience

I was less than optimistic when I received the first few fan videos. However as the project progressed I discovered new ways to use the videos that worked with my footage. The other side of that is I had to look at my footage different. The idea was to create a video that was not cell footage combined with professional footage, but a complete seamless video that engages the viewer to the music and not wondering why some shots look different than others.

The goal then became to find those small pieces of footage that may otherwise be overlooked because of imperfect framing, jerky motion or other slightly less than stellar video and let those aspects of the video take hold. Giving the sense to the viewer that this is a voyeuristic journey into the live performance of Frank rather than a professionally produced music video was the result.

Executing on the Clients’ Vision

Each day we are faced with new challenges. A big part of my job is seeing the vision of my client and converting that vision to a video that works. Not all ideas will work as first realized, but each thought can teach me something new creatively. Being open to breaking boundaries expands the capabilities of my business and what I can offer my clients.

Video is in all of our lives. My job is to create video content is best suited for your needs and ideas.