For the past two months, I’ve been working on this music video, called “Pretend“… (And it’s finally on vimeo!!!) The first month was all pre-production and shooting and the second month was all editing. Although this project was very intense, I really enjoyed working on it. Shooting was so much fun… we went to a conservation area and there was hardly anyone there, so we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves which was nice. It was also fun setting a fort up on my bed. I really wanted to keep it up, but the nails and duct tape kept falling out of the ceiling.
The song “Pretend” is by a Canadian band Lights. I love the lyrics to the song. I think they’re sad, but in a nostalgic kind of way. My intent was to make the music video sad, nostalgic, magical, whimsical, mysterious, enchanted, and depressing, but hopeful. I really miss being a kid and all the silly shennanigans that go along with that, and when I think about it, it gives me a bitter-sweet feeling. And that’s what I was going for. Please let me know what you think!!!!
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