BEHIND THE SCENES: Directing Gym Class Heroes Music Video For “Martyrial Girl$”


On set of “Martyrial Girl$” in Brooklyn May 2012

I was super stoked when TRAVIE MCCOY reached out and asked me to write something for a GYM CLASS HEROES music video! Not only are they a very influential bad that makes great music, they’re also UPSTATE BABIES like myself!!! It was a collaboration that HAD to happen and I was more than excited about the opportunity.

We shot this video in early May. It was a cold day that became an even colder evening. By the time we started shooting the main and almost final scene, we were plagued with rain! Not just rain, but torrential downpours of a biblical kind. Oh well, just another day of production…you never know what will happen, but something always does!

Great lighting is crucial!

Special bulbs for the breaking!

TRAVIE loved the lights…

The guys watching playback. TRAVIE said…“This is the video we’ve always wanted to make”

(and yes, I floated on air…I was so stoked to hear that!)



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