Two weeks ago, I had a blast shooting a music video for “Howl at the Moon,” which is the first track from the album I recently released. My favorite part was that my brother Tim came up from LA to appear in the video (he also played guitar on the song), and I got to shoot the breeze with him and the rest of the band during the inevitable long breaks between takes.
The video is being edited right now, and I’m anxious to share it with you. For now, I’ll show you some screen captures from the footage we got. The intensity you see on my face, for better or worse, isn’t an act — I get pretty maniacal when I’m in performance mode.
My fingers can get fairly maniacal too when I’m playing piano.
The full band (at least, for the purposes of the video) — Tim is on the right. Justin Vanegas, who also appears in Steve’s Quest, is on bass.
Anjelica Zanipatin-Solis, who plays a widow in the dramatic scenes that are intercut with the shots of the band (yes, there are actors in the video too — I went all Cecil B. DeMille on this one!)
This shot showcases the dry ice that filled the room while we were on the sound stage — it gave the lighting a murky, mysterious quality.
Aleksandra, the makeup artist from the shoot, in a cameo role as the widow’s document-carrying officemate.
That isn’t a black screen (or a green screen) in the background — it was just really dark.
I hope these were fun — looking forward to showing you the video!