Ryan and I are planning a music video for the song Beg Waves. You can listen to it here. I've come up with two general plans for a video, one requiring the location of an indoor pool, and one that I think we'd shoot around the corner from our house at the Fairfax High School field.
The phrases in my notebook go something like this: "choreographed excellence." "kind of innocence, naive energy to everything." "Laugh with excitement -- that's kind of the key." "More dawn and ecstatic."
The idea is to choreograph a complicated action that is exciting and funny, silly and breathtaking, that all happens in one take. The ideas I've been coming up with (which I'll elaborate on in the next post) are big on quantity: we'll fill our frame with people. We'd shoot on expired film stock, so there's an element of visual unpredictability. Then, over that, double expose ribbons of color on the film that periodically come and go, cued by entering drums (red and blue) or layers of guitar (yellow).
Here are two thumbnails.
This one would send the cameraman off the high dive into the water directly after a line of jumpers. Swimmers waiting underwater (all in coordinated colors) would swim and move out of the way. Then more things happen that I haven't quite figured out yet, as you can see.
Here's what I plan to do with the time line. Basically note every second and start overlaying our colors and specific actions.