Sunday, February 15, 2009
Still Working music video
"Still Working" music- Sean McArdle video- Ben Catmull from Ben Catmull on Vimeo.
I made a music video for my old friend Sean McArdle. Aside from the one weekend Sean came up for the live action stuff we shot together, I did it all myself with no real plan other than to stick to the general theme and use it as a chance to try out experiments in cinematography and miniatures. The miniatures with the round windows were unpainted birdhouses I bought at an arts and rafts store. I painted them, sawed out the bottoms, and lined the insides of the windows with tracing paper so they could be lit from the inside. The square office looking buildings were bamboo utensil holders I bought at Target. They were also repainted, lined with tracing paper, and turned upside down. The tall barn looking thing with the pillars was something I made from scratch with balsa wood, superglue, woodstain, and paint. All the "composite" shots were actually done in camera. I put my iPod inside the window of some of the miniatures while it played back movies on it's screen. The shots where the background looks fake behind Sean or the tall barn is actually my 32" LCD tv playing back footage from my hd cam. The whole thing was shot on Super 8mm. The raw footage was then digitized in HD and edited in Finalcut.
Here are some Sean Mcardle links
Here's the youtube of the video if your computer doesn't like vimeo