Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Talented Friends and Music Videos

We were invited to record a music video with a family that we know. The took the song "Safe and Sound" from hunger games and redid it as a family project over the summer. The father, 16 year old son and teenage cousin did all the instrumental and the 13 year old daughter sang the song. The 13 year old girl was Pierce's best friend in 6th grade and her 11 year old brother is friends with Casey. I wasn't sure what to expect out of the song but when I heard it I was impressed. They had a movie director hear them sing and wanted to make a music video for the song. This director won a national prize for a film he made last year while at BYU.

We gathered at an apple orchard about an hour away and got to be extras in the end of the video. The video should be ready by the end of October. The kids did great and were well behaved and cooperative. Everyone had a good time even though it was hot and took 2 hours longer than expected. There is something about actors and being on time. It is an age old problem. I am anxious to see the finished product. Sorry to say, I didn't bring the camera but Britt came and took a picture of Bria so I could send it with our post placements to China.

When things were wrapping up I overheard the director and cameraman talking about our family. There were 17 extras there and we were 13 of them. One of them knew we were all one family but when the other found out the conversation became interesting. The funniest thing was the discussion of making a documentary on our family. I have hear that one many times.

Tyler holding Bria while getting her makeup on. They had to look dirty for these shots.

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