I recently agreed to release an album of ambient and semi ambient music with a net record label called Healing Chime Audio. For the majority of my musical career I've worked without a label asking me to do things or wanting to give their input on my art. Although, a couple of years ago I did release some music through the now defunct (I think) To Hip To Hop Cassettes from Australia, but largely they left me alone other than to answer my questions about Pizza on the other side of the hemisphere. I'm now dealing with someone who wants to talk about singles(!) and percentages(!) and music videos(!). To be completely honest, there's not very much being asked of me by Healing Chime, I'm just stubborn and nearly impossible to work with. When Noah told me that he wanted to release a couple of videos in conjunction with the new album I said "great!" and told him to get on it, but then that part of my brain that won't let anyone do anything for me kicked in and I wrote a treatment for the first single, Caterpillars Matter to Caterpillars. Once I realized that I wrote in a hole in the middle of my bed and a centaur I realized that I had to create those things. And now here we are.
For the centaur I used my roommate, Drake, some jumbo cotton balls, brown spray paint a paper bag, and a pizza box. For the somewhat failed hole in the bed, John and I just extended the bed and made a hole and then I climbed through it.
For the majority of the shoot my friend, and co-conspirator, John Shields handled directing duties so I could jump around with a bass, climb through a hole made of sheets, walk around in a field, and be moody for the sake of music videos. I don't know if I could have made the video without him. While I did make a shot list, he was the guy that made sure that we stuck to it as much as we could. Enjoy the video, check out the album whenever it comes out over at Healing Chime, I'm sure I'll let you know about it.