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It's finally out! [Aug. 15th, 2012|08:35 am]
kyle cassidy
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[music |ego likeness: treacherous thing]

I've had difficulty keeping this one under my hat (mostly because they move around so much) but I just did a video for my good friends Ego Likeness for a really fantastic song called "Treacherous Thing" off of their new not-yet-out album. I've known them for years and years now and it's wonderful to work with them, it's a really comfortable relationship and I love hanging out with them.

I can't really say much except watch the video. Makeup by Vince Miles. I shot the whole thing with a nikon d800 and a 50mm 1.4 lens. had a small softbox with a fluorescent tube in it. Part of me thinks i should have lit Steve with another softbox but on teh whole, if I did it again I'd do it the same way to keep from getting complicated. This is a really simple setup.

I love this song.

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[User Picture]From: dynix
2012-08-15 01:18 pm (UTC)
The last shot is very effective and the whole thing has a nice underwater look. You've got some crazy glitter going on - how was that done?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-08-15 01:31 pm (UTC)
there was a a glitter airbrush going on in my living room. come roll around on the sofa, there's still plenty to cover you.
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[User Picture]From: dynix
2012-08-16 11:57 am (UTC)
Too in London to take you up on that:)
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[User Picture]From: crossbonesdj
2012-08-15 01:30 pm (UTC)
It's always a blast seeing people I know in your journal. Steve and Donna are some of the nicest people I have ever met. And I love how still Steve is!
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[User Picture]From: livejournal
2012-08-15 01:35 pm (UTC)

It's finally out!

User maleghast referenced to your post from It's finally out! saying: [...] Originally posted by at It's finally out! [...]
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2012-08-15 02:14 pm (UTC)
I kept waiting for the brass buttons on his jacket to suddenly move together. Shiny!
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[User Picture]From: kambriel
2012-08-15 04:32 pm (UTC)
Alchemist! You've made the photos come to life!

(You did a ~fantastic~ job Kyle...)
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[User Picture]From: andrian6
2012-08-15 04:45 pm (UTC)
What did you use to edit this? I have problems with CS3 Premier not reading any AVI files from my Nikon as anything but sound files...
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-08-15 05:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't do the editing, it's possible the cs3 does't understand the HD resolution -- i can't remember if it's hd or not.
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[User Picture]From: briansiano
2012-08-15 07:11 pm (UTC)
It's HD: 1280x720. And the original video files have to be the same, if Kyle shot at 60fps; most DSLRs don't do that frame rate at full HD.

Apparently Premiere CS3 had big problems with HD files.

(That reminds me. Kyle: To get the singer's face to sync with the vocals, did you do that trick where you had her lip-sync to a speeded-up playback?)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-08-15 07:36 pm (UTC)
yes, we had 2x and 1/2 speed versions of the song for her to lip synch to.
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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2012-08-15 04:58 pm (UTC)
You seem to confirm that the jump cut is back in fashion! Still looks sloppy to me.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-08-15 05:49 pm (UTC)
Stephen's 100% professional. When you say "go" he goes & does whatever needs to be done until you say stop. I think there may actually be some "behind the scenes" video I could post. I'll have to look for that.
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[User Picture]From: maehymn
2012-08-15 06:47 pm (UTC)
This is so CAPTIVATING. I love it! I think it was good you didn't light Steve any more than you did, it works. All of the singer's movements are awesome. Well done!

Edited at 2012-08-15 06:48 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-08-15 07:37 pm (UTC)
i do love her backward motions. it came out pretty nicely. thanks!
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[User Picture]From: anmorata
2012-08-15 08:15 pm (UTC)
I have loved their music for a long time. This is great. :) Thanks for posting it!
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[User Picture]From: yagathai
2012-08-15 08:42 pm (UTC)
It was a bit disconcerting watching a video in this style, but with such a long average shot length. Not in a bad way, mind you. Just interesting.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-08-15 09:30 pm (UTC)
are you at your office celebrating your new mighty influx of lucre?
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[User Picture]From: elionwyr
2012-08-15 10:04 pm (UTC)
Holy poop, that's cool!
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2012-08-16 11:03 am (UTC)
Creepy and beautiful :)
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