Director: Khoa D. Le
DP: Christian Vogeler
Assistant Director: Elia Adler
PA: Frank Bull & Mark Bowen
Main Artist: Akini
Featuring: Maino, Fred The Godson, and Godsend
Recently, we shot a music video in Long Island, NY with Akini, Maino, and Fred the Godson. It was a 1 scene performance music video titled “Living Dreams” starring Akini. This was our 2nd shoot with the Red Scarlet-X and it held up very well. However, just like every project we do, there were issues on set that could have gone really bad. However, as Kvibe Productions, we always find a solution.
First, it was set in a location where we had to run power all over the place so we didn’t blow out the circuit. Unfortunately, we kept blowing out the circuit where we had one PA ready to flip it back on “during” the performance. That was a huge headache and a task to overcome. Since Maino and the other artist didn’t have much time to stay and work, we really had to nail these shots with one take per shot. Amazingly, we nailed many money shots that came out fantastic.
In addition, we had to wait for the cars to be moved into the facility. There were some miscommunications with the owners of the vehicles which caused a lot of delays. Just as we thought we had time to work, we ended up having to be rushed. Luckily, we were fully prepared for all of that and we easily found solutions to make it work for this project while keeping the clients very satisfied.
We lit the scene up with a 4x Arri 640w, 1x Arri 2000w, 3x Arri 150w, and a few customized kinos. Our DP was Christian Vogeler who was just fantastic. I gave him the idea of the look I was after and he really did his thing to make it eye popping.
The crew which were the Kvibe interns did a fantastic job as well! The shoot could not have happened without the skeleton crew. There will be behind the scenes footage and more still images to come in the next few blogs. Subscribe and stay tuned to our news updates!