This video was shot over the course of a day in the Chicago art gallery space- Studio 101. Concept and treatment by Josh Romero, featuring a working class bunch of guys forced into a job for the past 5 years- then finally calling it quits.
We started shooting all of the “boss” opening scenes in the kitchen while the sun was up (shooting was tricky as we didn’t have any CTB gels and it was full sunlight with Fernel lights as fills). Wrapping the kitchen we moved to the bathroom scenes, having a small space to work with I hung the backlight Arri 650 on a plumbing pipe above Mike. Following that was the outdoor scenes with the spray-paint and security camera footage, again battling the sun caused issues and we had to borrow some flags from the gallery to properly shoot the scene without glares or mirrors on the plexiglass that we used for the scene. Then came the performance shots, boss tie ups, and lots of smoke. The floors were meant to be used as a photo studio and not as a music video, so we had issues with the bouncing of the floors which resulted in uncontrolled shaking of the cameras during all the performance pieces.
Overall we pulled together with a large crew of people and overcame a weekend shoot into just one day which clocked in at around 14 hours.
CREWDIRECTOR: Josh Romero | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jason Kraynek | PRODUCTION COMPANY: The Art Music Project | PRODUCER: Eric Carlson | PRODUCTION MANAGER: John Kopanski | CAMERA OPERATORS: Jason Kraynek, Joe Larsen | 1st AC: Marko Lekic | ART DIRECTOR: JD Mathys | ART DEPT: Steve Miller | ART DEPT. ASST: Rosa Perez | ART SUPERVISOR: Bryan Sperry | KEY GRIP: Ilija Gavran | DIT: Sam Ommen | RUNNERS: James Lagen, Hrag Arakelian | LOCATION: Studio 101
Allister is an American pop punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The four-piece formed in 1996 and were one of the first bands to sign to Drive-Thru Records. Besides releasing five studio albums — 1999’s Dead Ends and Girlfriends, 2002’s Last Stop Suburbia, 2005’s Before the Blackout, 2010’s Countdown to Nowhere, and 2012’s “Life Behind Machines — Allister made a cameo appearance in the 2004 film Sleepover. On March 6, 2007, the band announced their intention to go on hiatus. In 2010, Allister reunited after a three-year break.