This City Music Video
An interactive music video for the song
This City by Latona
Client: Latona and myself
Role: Video director, art director, editor, audio engineer and mixer, interactive designer, and developer
Primary goal: Create an interactive music video experience allowing users to edit video in real time or allow for a uniquely edited experience for each viewing
The project began as a recording session with my old band Latona. Twin sisters Jenn and Sarah had a new song and I was looking to learn more about running the console during a recording session. I engineered and mixed the session along with playing percussion.
Then, I was looking for an opportunity to make a music video to the track. Since the song was about growing tired with a city, we shot footage around town. I used three shots, one with each sister on a different bridge without any edits, and one a compellation of b-roll I shot around town all cut to change on beat of the music.
Then, I wanted to deliver the video in an interactive way. I chose to use Flash with two options for visitors:
- View the video without any interaction, but allow Flash to edit the shots semi-randomly resulting in a new composition for every viewing
- Let the user turn off the auto editing and edit in real-time themselves
To accomplish this, I used Flash to stream the three video sources and one audio source in sync, a difficult task pre-Flash 8.
The result is a unique music video allowing for user interaction.