CARDIKNOX - HOLD ME DOWN MUSIC VIDEO
Cardiknox is a musical project and dream child of Thomas Dutton. Thomas and I toured in a band together 4 years ago called Forgive Durden.While I have been fully immersed working on film and various production projects around the globe, Thomas has been in NYC dreaming up a new musical project. This is it.
Thomas is the master producer. Lonnie is the equally masterful vocalist, and I have joined the team to lend my not so masterful 2 cents. When Forgive Durden ended I feared it was the last time I would have a chance to make music. Little did I know, years later I would once again be recruited by my good mate to have at it again.
The video was shot with a $0.00 budget. No fancy equipment, no crew, just a 7D and a 3 light kit. A bulk of the video was done in a 4 hour window at a dance studio.
I completely self shot the Bass and Guitar sequences in my living room. Thomas illegally shot the beach scenes without me in Malibu in a short window with lots of harassment from the beach police.
This was all spontaneous and guerilla. We had very little time to compose any type of “story”. The idea was to create something visually stimulating as a way to introduce the band to the world. I wanted a very “dirty” edit. Something a bit f*cked up is what I told Thomas. We shared in the edit and this is the end product. We had loads of fun. We are happy with it. I hope you are too.
The dancers are the extremely talented Natalie Gilmore & Lindsay Richardson. The time they lent to this was invaluable.
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