music videos are the easiest gigs. you get to just stand there in some fun clothes and look pensively at your left hand as you play a lyrical passage across the strings of your violin. it all sounds rather romantic. but in real life, i'm trying not to notice the notes i'm playing out of tune (cuz i already recorded it in the studio. music video recording is purely visual, no audio) and reminding myself that "it's not what it sounds like, it's what it looks like. stop making faces!".
tiffany alvord is an old friend of mine who is making a name for herself as a youtube singer/songwriter and has been quite successful. after we recorded the violin part for her new cover "i see fire" by ed sheeran (for the new hobbit movie. eeep!), we got to sit down and talk over sushi and wonton soup about how her life has changed lately. she said she was approached by a few fans at an amusement park the other day and it was nice to have that casual recognition. but when she goes over seas to play shows in asia, she will literally be mobbed on the streets if she's not careful. carazyyyy. in other words, when tiffany asks you to be a part of her next project, you say yes.
here are a few stills from the video
and from the day of the shoot
my "it's 7am and freezing" face.
"channel your inner lindsey sterling"... oi...
yes, joe was on this one too! what a cute. ugh. also, he has designated himself as my blog-photographer. really. all by himself. everywhere we go now there's "i just got a great blog photo!" or "turn around and let me take your picture." is he not the greatest?!
you can watch the video here