there's nothing like getting scrappy with your friends and making something fun together. so when you find yourself directing a lot of social content, take a break and make a music video with the people you love. that's especially true if you're back in new york with a break in between abercrombie and modcloth ad campaigns.
it was a pleasure running around brooklyn with eleanor hullihan and jimmy jolliff. back in los angeles, jimmy and i discussed what a fun concept it would be to film eleanor mocking him in a champion chills music video. when the three of us finally got together, we made that idea a reality.
we're lucky to have friends like ryan kelley over at bravo media and thobey campion at vice that let us borrow their canon c300 and 24-70mm lens. we didn't add anything past that to the camera package for this music video shoot.
from there i built a few DIY lighting setups and jumped around williamsburg filming a few locations that were donated to us by annie simeone.
by the end of the day, we had ourselves a music video. it's not every day you're a director, cinematographer and low-key editor splicing away in-between location moves.
enjoy! we sure did.