2011 Guitar Center
Sand Dunes Gary, IN
DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMERA OPERATOR, WRITER, EDITOR, COLORIST – Jason Kraynek
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMERA OPERATOR, STORY – Sebastien Audinelle
SINGER, SONGWRITER, STORY, ACTOR – Mark Viafranco
ACTRESS – Alee Spadoni
Canon 5d Mark II
Canon 24-70mm 2.8
Zeiss Prime lenses
Manfrotto 504HD HEAD W/535
Go Pro camera
Adobe Premier Pro cs5.5
Abode After Effects cs5.5
Magic Bullet Looks
Magic Bullet Denoiser
A music video entered in the 2011 Guitar Center contest, shot entirely in a day in the Indiana Sand Dunes, roughly based off the story by Robert Johnson and the Crossroads.
This video was a last minute throw together after receiving a phone call from my friend Mark Viafranco, who also plays Jesus in the feature Heaven is Hell that I just wrapped shooting in mid 2012. He wanted to enter a song into the Guitar Center singer/songwriter contest and wanted a story based video to back it up. He told me the rough idea of the song being based off the Robert Johnson story “Crossroads” about selling his soul to the devil.
With this rough idea i came up with a story outline in which Mark would play both parts of the good character as well as the devil, fellow actress Alee Spadoni would play the victim/wife, and the whole thing would be shot in Sebastien Audinelle’s mustang….all in a day (because thats all the time we had to make the submission date with post). Following the storyboards and a strong work ethic between the 4 of us we banged out the whole video including the 3+ hour drive there and back, and accomplished the goal of a day’s shoot.
Post was the following week where the video kept with the original suggestion from Sebastien to make it a 2.35 letterbox image, I then made converted it to black and white with 90% sharpness for a vintage look