Behold, my first music video: “Golden Ballroom” from Explone’s Telescope and Satellite EP.
We shot the entire thing using my iPhone 4 and I edited it together in iMovie on my Macbook Pro.
We started filming this in Spring 2011, using a rough mix of the song. In the gap between then and the EP release in Fall 2012, our drummer Josh up and left Seattle for Boulder, and (Kirby Krackle drummer) Nelson stepped in. It seemed wrong to replace Josh with Nelson in the video, too. Also, you won’t find me in the video. I couldn’t find a way to put myself in that didn’t feel dumb or contrived.
Big thanks to my patient bandmates who let me run with this, just to see if I could!
Also, this work is dedicated to my Dad, who once long ago taught me how to frame a shot and the power of black-and-white images. Who’d have thought back then we’d someday have pocket-sized phones that could shoot 1080p video?