The trip to Denver to shoot our video for “Petunias” was one of our most enjoyable experiences to date as artists. We were without Gary on the drive to Denver, but he flew out to meet us the following day. The drive was short and funny, although i must say that cruising in a torrential downpour while on the highway is a very scary experience, we could not see a foot in front of us or behind us for a good 15 minutes. Weather always seems to save its dirtiest little secrets for us when we travel, but we have come to embrace the storms as much as the sunshine.
Anna Marie Vigoda of 100feetpromotions the director and producer of our video, assembled a team of visual magicians to help us get our first video off the ground. We shot for ten hours on Saturday in a 30,000 sq. foot studio with a black screen, a first for all of us. We got the shots the production team was looking for, and had a challenging time trying to translate live energy to a non live setting.
The best results artistically happen when you completely take yourself out of the equation to let something greater than the self come through. We were so grateful to be working with such capable, humble, professional people. There are 2 more shoots without the band that are scheduled for September to incorporate other visual dynamics.
Unlike a lot of videos and commercials today, that objectify and degrade females, we are hoping to share a vision that embraces the sheer beauty and amazing energy that women bring to our world. Equality and appreciation of women are the underlying themes of the song, and with what we have seen so far the video is going to be a brilliant portrayal of those feelings and ideas. We are blown away by what the team has in mind for the final product…. so stay tuned and stay in LOVE.