This have been some really stressful months for me and I’m sorry for this late blog post. At least you get one entry that includes everything you need to see about project “Mr. Happy Face”.
The video is done and before I bore you with details I better give you the links so you can watch it:
Watch it on YouTube
Mr. Happy Face
Behind The Face
This is a non commercial fanmade video based on the song 16 Volt – Suffering you.
It’s my first original live action music video project for my digital film college. I had a very stressful time pulling this off. I made everything from planing, to shooting, to directing and post production. Special thanks go out to my mates Stefan, Alex, JoeJoe and Marcus for assistance during shooting. Without you this video wouldn’t be possible in this quality!!!
This is a short story about an everyday guy that is actually a murder. He is good in hiding his inner monster. That’s symbolized by the paper mask that he is wearing. If you want to find out more about his motivations, than you have just to listen to the lyrics. I just hope that the base storyline is clear for everyone.
I had this idea with this song for a long time and due to my film college this was the perfect time to execute it. If you enjoy this song than you can buy it on 16 Volt’s album “Full Black Habit” (the same record where you can find the song of this video’s credits: “You Run”) or on “The Best of Sixteen Volt™”. Check out their music!
I would also like to thank me great actors (Alice Csango, Bane Uy and Lisa Fertner) for being part of the project. Also a big thank you to Paul (The Amazing Flying Pig) for letting us film in his bar. A big hug goes to Kathi for getting me this awesome paper bags from the US. *big hug*
Time for some technical details!
This video was filmed with my own Canon EOS 7D (720p@50fps) and a Panasonic Leica HVX 200. I used the HVX for the camcorder scenes, because the camera has solid automatic mode and a wide depth of field. This give the shots a perfect camcorder feeling in HD resolution.
Lenses I’ve used:
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Tamron 17-55mm f2.8
Sigma 50mm f1.4 (I fell in love with this one during shooting. F1.4 is amazing)
The editing was done in Premiere Pro CS5, fx in After Effects CS5 with support of additional plugins like Trapcode Particular and Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks.
I hope you enjoy it and let me know your thoughts on it =)