Monday, January 28, 2013

New Music Video for Passion Pit (and Tiesto)!

Last summer I was tapped by director Carlos Lopez Estrada to head the visual effects for a new music video for a Tiesto remix of a Passion Pit song. And being on the super cheap, we all ended up starring in it. (I'm the one with the beard). Check it out!:

Passion Pit- "Carried Away" (Tiësto Remix) from Carlos Lopez Estrada on Vimeo.

FUN FACT: We were originally commissioned by Dan Deacon to create this video. But when we delivered it, even though it was exactly what Carlos had written into the treatment, Dan Deacon and/or his label deemed it "too drugged out." They were concerned about Dan Deacon's image. Which is hilarious because EVERYONE that listens to Dan Deacon loves drugs. Looooooves 'em.

But, so, we scrapped the video and Carlos's rep pulled the business savvy move of selling the footage to Passion Pit/Tiesto, which we recut and released the way you see it now. I'm a little disappointed because I absolutely adore Dan Deacon and would have loved to have had my name attached to one of his videos, but honestly, I think that the mood really does matches this song better. C'est la vie. Such is the music business....

And if that tickled you in the right way, check out the equally strange behind the scenes:

PEOPLE FALLING from Carlos Lopez Estrada on Vimeo.

Man, that's a lot of falling down. And a whoooooooole lot of rotoscoping....

If you want to learn even more about the production, check out this nice little interview with Carlos.