We’re nearing in on 50% of our goal with about 3 weeks left to fund it. What an inspiring, therapeutic, and productive few weeks it has been. Bruce and I have been plugging away at the record. It’s a slow and steady process, but every session in the studio is a step closer to us sharing it with you.
This past weekend a few close friends and I headed out to South Hadley, MA to film our first music video. Paul and his wife Donnetta let us take over their gorgeous historic home from 1745 to film the opening scene for The Lantern’s music video. It was the perfect setting for the story. We then hit the road in a friend’s 1975 Ford F250 pickup before getting a few shots in the woods.
Unfortunately, our second day of filming was rained out. We spent the morning reviewing footage, then we went to explore Northampton, South Hadley, Amherst, and Holyoke. That area of Massachusetts is beautiful, ever-changing, and always inspiring.
When we get around to the second and final day of shooting, we’ll be shooting with my dad’s older, sweet dog that has arthritis and recently had surgery. We really needed a nice overlook that we could drive up to make it easy on the pup (and ourselves with all of our gear). Doc Ron, who we dubbed the Continuity Manager of the shoot (our “Con Man” for short), suggested I check out the summit of Mt. Holyoke for what will be the last shot of the video. There’s an easy road that shoots right up to the summit, so on Friday before the shoot I attempted to take the drive up, but the road was still closed for the season. I parked down at the bottom, grabbed my camera bag, and headed up. It was a beautiful, quick hike and I fell in love with the summit immediately. It’s perfect for what we need.
I love filmmaking. It’s been a side passion of mine for a long time. Thanks to your support, I’ve been able to turn this longtime vision into reality. Please take a look at the video above for a sneak peek of the shoot!
If you haven’t had a chance to support the project over at Indiegogo yet, please click the button below to check it out and chip in if you can.
Thanks for all of your support. I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to have you be a part of this project!