Today, I am going to give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at my music video and what hidden gems you can find throughout. First things first: watch the video so you know what I'm talking about!
This music video was filmed and directed by Skylar Sprague. Skylar recently moved to Nashville from LA and is an accomplished actor, as well as film director. We both sat down and talked about what we wanted as far as the premise of the video, but most of the scenes are Skylar's brain child. If you are ever in the Nashville area and need some film work, you can contact him through his vimeo pages: vimeo.com/skylarsprague, vimeo.com/coffeeatmidnight
This video also features my boyfriend (in real-life and in the video) Billy Gunter! Billy kindly let us use his house as the set!
The first line of the song is "I see your shadow painted on the wall." So of course, we had to start the video with Billy being a shadow. Billy's roommates were sitting on the couch laughing in the same room while we were filming this part...so this scene took a lot of concentration on my part.
Billy painted this picture when my parents took us to a Paint By You class (where you bring your own wine and you all paint the same picture.) Billy tried to sell it on Facebook for $1,000...but when that didn't work, he brought it to his house and hung it in the kitchen. It was hilarious to us when it made multiple appearances in the video. He is still trying to sell it for $1,000...maybe it is worth more now that it's on the big screen!
Billy and I had not eaten dinner the night we filmed and by the time we got to this scene around 10pm, we were starving. So we filmed a scene eating our actual dinner from Wendy's!
If you look closely above the reflection of Billy's head, you see a painted lion on the wall. When Billy moved in to his house, his room used to be a child's room and there are animals painted along the border of the wall. Well, Billy decided he could live with the animals and never painted over them. We tried to get most of the animals out of the film shots, but I knew one would sneak in somewhere!
After this take, we ran out of storage space on the camera...so that was the last take, and only take of this scene. I think we made it work though!
Thanks for reading my behind-the-scenes of the video and hope you enjoy it!
Sometimes I think I'm crazy. But sometimes, I think I know exactly what I'm doing.