In Production: Dusty Grant For You

New Project alert! Recently aka a month ago singer songwriter Dusty Grant contacted me about interest in me shooting the music video for his single “For You”. Initially I thought this must be a mistake because I have not shot a music video despite have a moderate desire to do so. I have been sprinkling music video styling in some of the shoots I have done with models but nothing serious enough to evoke interest. He said from my short film stuff and how I play with dark themes that he feels like I could be a good fit.

We set up a zoom meeting and really hashed things out and made a preliminary concept for the video. I could tell that Dusty was excited and was ready to put tire to pavement and get this thing going. For me (no pun intended) I wanted to put together a proper treatment and presentation. Sometimes words get lost and having something down on paper to say what the vision is and where do you wish to make changes or object to. A physical treatment helps make the world real as well as serves as reference material when you have so many moving pieces and parts.

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Synthwave in Color (Kaitlin)

As promised the speed art and photoshop edit transforming a photo of Kaitlin into a full synthwave/retrowave aesthetic. The 90s feel is something I love a lot. From the VHS look, the neon-bright colors, and that future present vibe of not quite being in the future but quite being right now. This is an element that carries over into my films to not be soo crisp and hope to be present as we complete the short film “GoodNight”. This photoshop edit and video is also a venture into NFT and CryptoArt which I will talk about later. Check it out! Full presentation on the Behance portfolio.

Kaitlin goes Retro

Dropping a speed edit or hyper-lapse session turning one of the shots from my model Kaitlin soon on the youtube channel but how about a quick preview? This was transforming a basic shot in downtown Wichita into an Outrun/Synthwave style edit. Here is a quick peek of before and after. Stay tuned!