I was recently contacted by their record company to make a promo video for POP Etc, formerly known as The Morning Benders. “Keep It For Your Own” is one of the songs coming out on their newest album and was produced by Danger Mouse.
My instructions were simple: “There is a guy going to hang one of our billboards in Silver Lake. Shoot him doing that, and cut it to the song.”
Well, there always has to a be a story for me, so I wanted to add a bit of mystique to the project. I focused on Chris, the guy hanging the billboard, and cut it so as to not reveal the sign entirely until the end. The best part for me though was hearing the song on the radio for the first time this past week.
Shot and edited by Jeff Gatesman
2nd Camera and assistant, Alexander Brennan