Last time I did a post about all the goings-on over here at Fairfield Studios we were knee deep in the alliteratively titled “Summer Surge”. We’re pleased to say that after a long stretch of pre-production, production, and post-production, we’ve got new content to brag about (humbly, of course). In particular, we’ve got new music videos to show off, which are low-key kind of our favorite thing. Fairfield Studios has been doing them since about 2009, and since then we’ve done about 2 a year. We’re hoping that will expand in the near future though, cause we’re always down to flex our creative muscles and collaborate with the many talented artists out there making music we love.
We teamed up with the Renzi Center again this year and spent a week working with some truly amazing kids. With Clint McCommon and John Chambers in the director’s chair, the kids were able to work with musician James Palmer and produce a music video. Clint and John also make truly glorious cameo appearances, and while I’m not going to come out and say you should get a screen grab and make it your computer wallpaper, I am going to strongly recommend it. We’ve worked with the Renzi Center for two years now, and we honestly can’t wait to do it all again next summer. Click the photo of Clint to watch “Frenzi at the Renzi”.
Our next music video project for the summer was withthe talented Beaux Atkins. We joined forces with Jeremy Enis and Rex Davey of 190 Productions (which was more awesome than the most awesome Marvel team-up) and shot the video for “Sunny” at Red River Brewing Company. We could not have been more stoked to have such an awesome location and such talented cast and crew. The concept for the video came together quickly, with the only pre-production hiccup involving casting the lead actress. After casting Luke Sexton for the male lead, we thought we’d found the perfect actress for our female lead. She had to drop out of the project, which then led to a manhunt for a girl with green eyes (as required by the song lyrics).
After a few days of fruitless searching, we eventually contacted Leslie Hankins with La Rousse and asked her if she had any models that fit the bill. Leslie promptly responded with the photo and resume of a beautiful, green-eyed woman named Tamara Sexton. That’s right. The wife of our lead actor. So, the bad news is we felt like idiots. The good news is we didn’t have to worry about chemistry between our leads. It’s easy for two people to look in love when they’re, y’know, actually in love. Things worked out so well that we wound up shooting a second video for Beaux that continues the storyline from “Sunny”. It won’t be released until later though, so keep an eye out for it. Until then, we can’t say enough about how fun it was to make this video, and if you want to check it out then just click on the photo on the left.
These two videos have had us feeling a little nostalgic for all the music videos we’ve done in the past. In order to fully marinate in that feeling, we’ve put together a playlist of every music and music-driven video we’ve done on our Vimeo. You can clickity click on this link here: https://vimeo.com/channels/1279577 if you’d like to marinate with us. These were all fun to make, in every stage of production, and we can’t wait for the next one!