I talk about how Lies, a music video for Nichole Wagner, came together. It was a pretty simple process, really. I put the word out that I was looking to direct and edit a music video for a local singer/songwriter, and Nichole responded right away. Since I’d never worked with her before, we arranged for a quick and casual photoshoot to see how things went.
Instant Music Video
During the shoot, I asked if she’d like to do some quick “screen test” shots; basically something along the lines of video portraits. After about 10 minutes, I got the idea that we just might have enough good footage to start assembling the music video! Yeah, that was fast, and unexpected, really.
I quickly threw a rough cut together and we traded notes on subsequent edits until we arrived at the final cut. You can see what we came up with below: