We had one weekend in mid-October to make a video for “Ring That Bell”. Director Robert Riendreau
and his partner Deborah
had transformed a totally non-descript windowless underground room into a really cool set with nothing more than a few light bulbs and some black electrical tape and vinyl squares.
I seriously underestimated how many times I would hear “Ring That Bell” that weekend. About halfway through day 1 I had completely memorized the whole song and was thinking playback was probably no longer necessary. We could probably lip synch it without even hearing it.
Julie brought her Thunderbird, a gorgeous instrument that is approximately the same size as she is.
You have to be very strong to carry around a Thunderbird all day. Grrrrr!
Everyone took a turn sleeping in my keyboard case. (When they weren’t needed on set, of course).
Except Rees. That guy takes his vitamins and is always very high energy.
This was the first “real” video shoot I had been to, where there’s a director and a set and stuff like that. It was fascinating to see what ideas Robert had and how he went about capturing them.
And of course, no work day would be complete without a light saber battle. Robert pulled the ones his mom gave him and he and Rees entertained us halfway through day 2.
I’m very curious to see what the final video will look like. Release scheduled for late November!