The Aztext have never put out a music video. Learic and I have been in a few indie movies though, so we are not strangers to film sets. I thought I had an idea of what to expect. I didn't. This weekend was about as boring as possible! Filming music videos means listening to the same song over, and over, and over, and over... It's not like recording a track, where you have the instant gratification of a rough mix to listen to the next day. You work your ass off and have to keep telling yourself that it will be worth it in the end.
To put things into perspective, the song is about 3 1/2 minutes long. Yesterday we shot for about 6 hours, and when we met up this morning our videographer said we had about "30 seconds of useable material from yesterday's shoot", ouch. Today, we shot for another 2ish hours (bigups to Fattie B, Dante and the rest of the Steez crew for allowing us to use their spot!). It turns out, we are no where near finished shooting the video, but all in all, we got some great footage. I know we had promised some photos to post online, but I haven't been able to get my hands on any just yet. As soon as I get them, I'll post'em up!
On a side note, I started working with GarageBand this weekend, and made a new beat. The Drums are pretty fuckin' lame, but I was surprised at how ill some of the bass sounds were on that on that program! Any GarageBand users our there??? I'm waiting on Big Kat to throw an accapella on it, but i'll have it up soon.
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