Because the music video was shot at night, I arrived to the "edge" of Silver Lake (basically Down Town LA) at about 9 PM. The "location" was an old eerie Victorian house, with an RV parked right outside, where 3 or 4 homeless men were gathered setting their trash on fire, normal happenings of any great Friday right? Of course, I all I had on was a really short dress, smokey eyeshadow and wedges. I thought, this has got to be a mistake. Once I called the director of the project, and peered through the house only to find 7 grown men, he assured me I was at the right location. Perfect, this will make an amazing Lifetime movie plot. Although I wouldn't admit it at the time, I felt naive to take on a project like this without really knowing anything about the place, the director, or the project. Thankfully, I had just been to my friends film premiere before with my boyfriend, so he had come along to my shoot as well. I was lucky to have gone in with a male figure, as tough as I think I am sometimes, I'm really not and boyfriend was there in case we were all murdered. Thankfully, it ended up being less sketchy and more fun, and everyone on set was way too funky and hipster to be harmful. However, I am more wary of what jobs I take on now and who is behind them, especially in LA.
Follow the link to view the complete hipster-esque video! You'll catch me dancing in it.
Hace pocos días, filme un video de música para la banda de Blood Orange, "You're Never Good Enough". Cuando llegue al shoot con mi novio, parecia película de horror. Había como 3 homeless enfrente de la casa abandonada en donde ivamos a filmar y estaban haciendo fogata en el bote de basura. Literal como película. Y lo peor de todo es que yo venia de un screening de un amigo, vestida pipiris naiiis así que traía un mini vestido con tacones. Obvio, me hice como si me valla madres pero mi novio me dijo que como se me ocurría decir que si y querer llegar sola en pleno downtown LA. Y yo por dentro feliz de que me acabo acompañando porque me estaba cagando de miedo.
Gracias a Dios, todos los que estaban filmando la película eran mas hipsters que nada no intimidaban ni al homeless de enfrente. Todo el video se filmo en una sola toma, entonces estuvo rápido el proceso y bastante divertido. Si sigues el link, puedes ver el video por Youtube, y ahi me van a ver bailando!