Let me explain. Earlier this summer, I attended the opening of Pier17 in lower Manhattan. While walking around, I met a fellow creative by the name of Tim. Tim said he was here from Jamaica to shoot his music video. After we talked about cameras and other creative stuff, he asked if I could help him shoot is music video. (I’m really not into shooting music videos. It’s not my thing.) Instantly, my guard went up. I really didn’t want to do it but he was so adamant that the creator had brought us together for a reason. He told me that he was a christian rapper and that his song was super positive. So I dropped my guard a bit. We talked a little more and tried to figure out the scheduling and we came to the realization the only time we had was the following morning.
The next morning, we get together in Time Square and we shoot parts of his music video. I remember it being extremely hot outside. All the scenes of him walking in the yellow shirt, I filmed. Serendipity was definitely on our side through the day. Some how, we were able to get onto the top of a double decker bus by ourselves as it drove through time square. It’s a pretty dope shot actually. In the end, everything worked out. Tim also mentioned that he was a motion graphic artist and that he had a stylized vision for the video that involved superimposing himself and text onto the jumbo screens of time square. After hearing that, I envisioned the music video looking exactly how he put together.
Here’s Timothy’s music video “Bright Days”.