Learn tips for shooting while social distancing.
Director Brendan Walter wasn’t going to let a pandemic slow down his creativity. The storyteller has directed music videos for the likes of Green Day, Weezer, Panic! At the Disco, and Fall Out Boy, and when musician Jasmine Ash wrote the song, Same Sun, which is inspired by the long days of living in quarantine, the two artists took to the streets of Los Angeles to capture the visual mood of the music.
The multi-day shoot was a challenge in aesthetics, lighting, and composition, where the contrast between the natural ambiance and dark interiors drew the focus of the director. Walter sat down with No Film School to share what he learned during the shoot. Here’s what he had to say:
No Film School: How did social distancing affect the creative pipeline? Especially in terms of prep and production.