Makeout Point, a newer outfit that formed this past spring, recently finished filming its first video for a song called "Falling In." We just got a peek at some stills from the shoot and the video looks like it's going to be positively funtastic on the homemade goodness tip, with the band rocking out while being surrounded by a painted box skyline and sprawling mountain vistas. Can't wait to see the final cut. In the meantime, check out some more photos from the shoot, read guitarist Anthony's first hand account of the shoot from the act's blog (after the jump), and then catch Makeout Point at the Meadowlark on Saturday, December 12.
Last weekend, we filmed our first video (for "Falling In") and it was absolutely nuts. For the past few months I have been saving boxes in my garage in Wheat Ridge, hoping to use them for this idea I had. Well after a few weeks of inhaling paint fumes and misusing the staple gun, I finally got my my project off the ground. or onto the ground. Whatever. This is a project that I've been working on for a really long time, so to finally see it come to fruition has been amazing. I got the idea to build this city from my favorite library book when I was little. It was a book that showed you all these pictures of how they made old Godzilla movies, using models and matte paintings. I was fascinated by this book, it was absurd. I would check it out over and over and over and just study the pictures.
Saturday was the day of the video shoot, and we realized suddenly that none of us had a working video camera. So after we all went over to Target and Michelle bought one, we unloaded all the gear into the garage and set up. We tried doing lots of funny shots in the city, but it's kind of hard to be funny when you're standing in a cardboard city and 8 people are watching you try to break dance with a hammer. Then we played the song about 9 times and tried to hear ourselves.
Yeah, we put the boxes on our heads and played. It was radical. I'm not sure why. We had two cameras rolling the entire time, in the hopes that Tom could just cobble together enough footage to actually make a music video. haha. Somebody asked me if the city was supposed to be Denver and my official answer to that is "uhhhhhh, I dunno". I thought about it, but the notion of making a cash register building out of cardboard just didn't appeal to my greater sensibility. Michelle mentioned that it might be cool to hang on to all the props and bring them to a house show. So, if anybody reading this wants to throw a house party and you have room for us and our miniatures, let us know. I should mention that only the city is miniature though. The band is quite large when we're put together in the same room.
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