The original idea for this video with Swale was to show scenes of Summer activities; mostly swimming around rivers, lakes and a pool with two women dancing underwater.
Guitarist Eric Olsen and I started discussing doing some sort of projection and using an old pool that was nearly empty.
We knew we wanted (singer and keyboardist) Amanda to be moving in slow motion in some of the shots, but still have her singing at normal speed. Nothing ground breaking, but it was something I had never done before.
After doing a little research, I figured out what my settings needed to be and Eric made two versions of the video projections with the music sped up.
We shot Amanda lip syncing to the song four or five times. Once I started editing the clips of the band together, we decided it didn’t make sense to try and fit in other shots from a lake or anywhere else.
The original edits of this video were longer clips with less cuts. Amanda suggested that I make more cuts to match the tempo of the song and after I did that, it was complete. Enjoy.
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