THE MAKING OF "LIFE WITHOUT LOVE" MUSIC VIDEO
The Making of Dave Sills "Life Without Love" music video, follows film director Kevin Otterness, his cast and crew on a two-day music video shoot in the far western suburbs of Chicago. Featuring exclusive interviews with singer/song writer Dave Sill's, Producer Brian Tedeschi and Director Kevin Otterness.
SINGER / SONGWRITER
I had the good fortune to work with Kevin Otterness and Posthouse Pictures on my first (and so far, only) music video. As a musician, I feel my purpose is to serve the song, and Kevin wanted to make a video that did the same. We discussed the story behind the song and possible approaches to it visually. I immediately got a good vibe from Kevin and since I had never made a video before, I told him I'd go with whatever he came up with.
For the first day of shooting I was up at the crack of dawn, driving out to the middle of nowhere to pretend to play my song in front of a camera. Again, since this was my first video, I felt a bit of trepidation, but that quickly dissipated once we got underway. Kevin and his crew were focused and professional, but there was an almost instant comradery between the crew and the band. The ven-diagrams of our interests and senses of humor had a large overlap, so we all ended up having a blast.
I attended the second day of shooting (scenes of "The Girl"), but couldn't make it to the last day of shooting (scenes of "The Guy"), so I was very curious to see what that stuff looked like and obviously, how the whole thing would fit together. When I went out to Kevin's to see the video for the first time, I was a little nervous. What if I didn't like it? I needn't have worried though, because I loved it. The end result was a beautiful looking piece of film that told a story but, like the song, left room for interpretation by the viewer. As the singer and songwriter maybe I shouldn't say this, but even if you turn off the sound, you can still follow the story.
Kevin is a very talented man, not only blessed with a great eye for visuals, but a strong sense of story too. He and the Posthouse Pictures crew were a pleasure to work with and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!"
To connect with Dave go to: http://davesills.com