TRUE STORY: Directing & Shooting Music Videos Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Filming Sean Mauricette (aka Subliminal) feat Hezekiah
Filming Sean Mauricette (aka Subliminal) feat Hezekiah

A music video I shot and co-directed for super talented actor, architect, public speaker and soul hop artist aka Subliminal. Very powerful message in “For My People” sparked from recent turmoil in the U.K. and our global economic and financial crisis.

The music video shoot took place on Toronto’s popular Queen Street West, with my Canon camera equipment, lens and an improvised steady cam.

Back It Up… Without A Rear View Mirror

I shot this entire music video walking backwards with no crew to spot me, so I had to know how many steps I could take before I hit 1.) a tree 2.) a bench 3.) a store front 4.) someone’s dog… not to mention avoiding pedestrians and vehicles!

Not an easy task, but nothing is impossible.

aka Subliminal had the track playing in his headphones. The guest artist Hezekiah is a top hip hop artist in Philadelphia, and recorded and sent his portion separately through the wonders of technology. aka Subliminal produced the track and edited the video in Toronto.

You don’t need to be in the same city to collaborate! No excuses. Watch The Video:

a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL ‘MY PEOPLE’ ft. Hezekiah

Published by ShawnByfield

Shawn Byfield is a certified public speaker, expert dance coach and entrepreneur. A National authority in dance and veteran in entertainment, film and fashion. Byfield is a DORA AWARD winning choreographer, GEMINI AWARD nominee, and 2x BLACK CANADIANS AWARD nominee. Shawn Byfield loves to travel nationally as an inspiring mentor, adjudicator, public speaker and choreographer.

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