I have been fortunate enough to be introduced to the band Olassa. They are, in my best description, an Indie folk band with roots to 30’s era Americana music. I may be way off on that, but I think not. We also were lucky enough to be able to work with Olassa and produce a couple of videos for them. One of  the songs was “Where Will I Live.”

Safety meeting prior to the shoot. I am just kidding, we are talking about Cozy Inn burgers.

Safety meeting prior to the shoot. I am just kidding, we are talking about Cozy Inn burgers.

To me the song is a haunting introspective look at our eternal existence  Our location was the Masonic Center in Salina, Kansas. We felt the long corridors filled with group photos of men long since passed would provide the ideal backdrop. We also wanted to create an “out of body” feel to the performance. We did this by mounting a long board on a doorway dolly and having each of the band members perform while “on the plank.” Chad operated steadicam on the opposite end of the dolly.

Allison walks the plank as Chad operates steadicam on the dolly. Notice my concern for safety.

Allison walks the plank as Chad operates steadicam on the dolly. Notice my concern for safety.

Cain on plank as Chad operates steadicam. Notice I am no longer concerned about safety...

Cain on plank as Chad operates steadicam. Notice I am no longer concerned about safety…

 

I am quite pleased at how it came out.

Here are a few clips of the doorway dolly with the plank.


Credits

Directors/Scott Jolley, Cain Robberson

Director of Photography/Steadicam Chad Chamberlain

Olassa, The Band/ Cain Robberson, Tyler Bachert,  Allison Olassa

Dolly Grip/Ryan Chamberlain

Grip/Dan Lacy, Max Jolley,  Johnny Stump, Whitney Spangler

Location Manager/Donald F. Hamilton

Executive Producer/Doug Jolley

Assistant to the Executive Producer/Marne Jolley

Special Thanks to The Masonic Center, Salina Kansas for the amazing location.

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