Chris Webby & D’banj - A Couple New Rap Music Videos
A few days ago I remembered I had a website. A website I haven’t updated in six months.
So, with this rediscovered, I will begin posting semi-regularly again, starting with clearing the backlog of shorts, features, and music videos I’ve been working on since my last post.
Near the end of 2012 I finally got a chance to work with director/DP Chad Tennies. Chad and I went to high school together yet had never run into each other on a set. Chad directs and DPs mostly for music videos, while I have focused more on narrative work.
In October, Chad was hired to direct this music video for rapper Chris Webby. Because he wanted this video to have a narrative feel, he brought on my friend Jarrett Morgan to DP the project, who selected myself and Donovan Henneberg-Verity as his camera crew. We shot on a Red One MX at various locations around Georgia Public Broadcasting’s headquarters. It was a fast-pased shoot, as we were trying to fit shots in almost a dozen rooms in the building into one day of shooting. Here is the final product: Chris Webby’s “Change The World”.
Shortly after the Chris Webby shoot, Chad was picked to DP a music video for D’banj, a rapper well-known in Europe. He was only in town for one day and time for preproduction was very tight, so many things were rushed going into this shoot. That said, after 18+ hours of night shots in the early-winter cold, we finished the video. Working as the 2nd AC/Media Manager, this was my first chance to work with an Arri Alexa, an experience I found very valuable and educational. Released right before Christmas, here is D’Banj’s new single, “Cash Flow”.