Apr , 05
Artist : J-Roc
Song : Roc N Roll
Album: Raising Hell
Director: Raymond J. Schlogel
Production Company : Underground Planet
A blast from the past, this one going back to 2005, music video for Atlanta rapper J-Roc for his song “Roc N Roll”. Shot on Canon XL2’s.
I’m a huge fan of self deprecating humor when a music vid can get away with it so the concept was (not that I would know) but apparently when a guy is getting a dance from a hot chick at a strip club they tend to feel kinda cool, like a rock star. So J-Roc goes into a club, gets hit up for a dance, and when the dance starts the “I’m a Rap God” fantasy takes over. He’s on stage rapping and it with hot chicks and it seems no matter where he goes or what he’s doing, even as mundane as grocery shopping, he’s so the shit that dancers are hanging out in the isles. He of course, to cool for school, is ambivalent. All this comes to a screeching halt when the dance is over and the stripper hits him up for another dance. The vid was meant to have other locations including a public bathroom, laundromat, etc but sadly the budget ran out.
May , 10
After casting Stacy Zeiler Kenyon as the lead for Rex Robards “Whiskey Wrote This Song” music video, Stacy invited me to a fashion show for her Siren Swimwear line as a fundraiser for Threads of Hope, a nonprofit whose goal is to stop the abuse and trafficking of children in the Philippines. I offered to make a little montage of the event, originally thinking I would just drop my EX1 at the end of the runway and pick some shots with my T2i and make a little 3-5 minute vid.
I had totally planned on keeping it simple. By the time the date rolled around I had had the idea of opening with black and white stills of the pre-show after seeing some of the pics of the makeup Stacy planned on using. I also added another EX1, another T2i, and just for grins a GY-HM100U because a friend had one. And by the time I got to editing the 3-5 minute montage was out the window and I ended up with this nearly 15 minute version of the show.
The hair and makeup and Stacy’s vision for the show was just breathtaking, the models (who by the way are not professional models but friends of Stacy’s) did such an amazing job, well, I really couldn’t have made this any shorter could I?