So, months before I ever filmed the first Campus Sessions video, the fine folks at This Town is Small were producing a series of—you guessed it—local artists performing live in public spaces.
As soon as I saw it, my heart sank a bit. I don’t know if any of the aforementioned fine folks are even familiar with the aforementioned Campus Sessions, but they are similar enough that I’m sure they assume I’m a big dumb copy cat.
I honestly had no idea this project existed until this morning, but I still need to give them props for coming up with the idea (and executing it beautifully) first.
Tim contacted me a while back about the possibility of doing this video for him. At the time, I had no idea what and EPK was, but jumped at the opportunity to work on what was sure to be an interesting project with a guy as talented and cool as Tim. He is, quite possibly, the nicest fella you’ll ever meet.
I had a lot of fun working on this project. As mentioned, Tim is a great guy to work with, and was trusting enough to let me take over creatively. That said, he and the band were still on top of things with some great suggestions, most of which I was able to fit into the final piece.
The greatest challenge was fitting all of the concert footage over top of the song Tim had suggested we use. I think I managed to line it up not too bad, but with the band obviously playing different songs, instruments, and tempos throughout the footage, it wasn’t always easy.
The interviews and concert footage was shot with a Sony EX 1, and the footage from the recording sessions were shot by Tim himself on his MacBook’s iSight camera. I think the combination of the HD clips and the iSight material is really interesting.