Since 2001, music videos have been integral to my development as a video editor and filmmaker. Editing them helps to challenge one’s skills and learn new capabilities. And further understanding the theory of how to do it well doesn’t hurt!
Recently, I’ve been helping my dad in filming local Portland band Chervona, particularly for their “Girlfriends Are Pain” music video, and since then have helped as assistant editor and 2nd camera operator on many shoots for Akanaj.com.
I film in a quick fast-paced style, using Canon HV series cameras along with occasionally the T2I DSLR for depth-of-field. To be in the middle of action is very important, with emphasis on capturing the spirit of the event – the band, the audience, the music, and the connection that brings it all together.