So, I’m art directing another record and today is the photo shoot. For the rest of the day this will be my view. We’ve found a rooftop in downtown Nashville that we’ll be doing most of the photos and I’m crazy excited to see how it turns out. I don’t have a lot of details yet, because, well, it’ hasn’t happened yet, but I’ll make sure to give you some updates after today. For now, I need to get some coffee and based on the weather today, it looks like a warmer jacket.
I could get used to this art direction thing. We’ll see how it goes.
Well, it’s on like Donkey Kong folks. This thing is either going to work and be amazing or it’s not. Either way we are in too deep to change directions now.
Today was day two of the most involved photo shoot I have ever seen. And not only was there this intricate photo shoot going on but there were also about 30 different videos being made that will lead up to the release of the record, the final cover was being designed, props were being moved, label videos were being made, and pizza was being eaten. All in all there were about 25-30 people involved and working on getting things “just right”. Unreal to watch unfold.
So there’s this massive day of shooting, and all that then after we’re packed up the guys get the new single from their producer and we all pile in cars to listen to it. Again, a pretty cool thing to see all coming together.
The reason there’s this gap here in the text here is because Bart just called me… yes, at 1:27 in the morning… knowing that Ryan and I are still up working on these videos. Well, it’s more Ryan working on it and me laughing at Bart trying to talk me into moving to Texas…. or Colorado.
Anyway, so there’s a quick update on where we’re at. Tomorrow we’ve got one more day of shooting then it’s go time to get the packaging designed and get these videos into your hearts…. I’ve slept 4 hours in 2 days…. Giddy-up.
I’m headed to Dallas today for the MercyMe photo shoot tomorrow thru Wednesday. What’s awesome to see is how involved everyone is in this process. I’m not sure how other photo shoots have gone for MercyMe or anyone else, but since this is such an involved shoot it is awesome to see every band guy, every crew guy, the photographer, management, and label get so involved in the process.
We’ve got out schedule, we’ve got our locations, we’ve got the band & the photographer, so I think we’re good to go. I’m thrilled to see what’s going to come from this week. If everything goes the way it’s planned we’re going to have some amazing stuff to work with for the record.
I’ve got lots to do, but have a great Sunday. I’ll keep you posted.
I tagged along today to Fee’s photo shoot for their next record. Obviously these are ‘behind the scenes’ photos of the photo shoot, which I’m glad Josh didn’t get mad at me for taking. We spent most of the day outside of downtown Nashville in some rundown areas, and under the freeway. You know, where bands normally hang out when they are getting their pictures taken. We had a great time hanging out and trying to not step on any nails and I think the pictures are going to look great.
That’s all for now. I’m tired and Kristin and I have an Office to watch.