Monday, July 20, 2009

Appearing on The Jay Rossi Show in Cleveland, OH

On July 11, 2009 Jason and I made our second appearance on The Jay Rossi Project (the first being in July of 2007). Like in July of 2007, Jay held a special taped event at The Clevelander in Cleveland, OH where he invited several musicians, bands, and other forms of artists to appear on the show, perform, and be interviewed. It was crazy with everyone running around, but it was alot of fun in the end:) The event will appear on television on the Cox Cable Network (to where it recently moved up from being on the local Cleveland Channel, Time Warner 21) as well as on various areas of the internet. Here are a few photos from the event:

1.) Me in the makeup chair.
2.) Jason gets prettied up in the makeup chair
3.) Jason, Jay Rossi, and singer/songwriter/pianist Gina Pilotti

Scarborough Fair Music Video

Shooting the music video for the song "Scarborough Fair" off of my album, 'Poet' was probably the most difficult music video shoot to date. While filming the videos for "Run Away and Hide" and "Ashes to Dust" where time consuming and, at times, exhausting the video for "Scarborough Fair" really proved to be a challenge. There were three different makeup looks that I had and the video has a defined story to it. Trying to get in the scenes to make the video's story tie together was a challenge in itself but we got it:) Zane did an amazing job behind the camera (he worked with us on the "Ashes to Dust" and "Scarborough Fair" music videos) and Sabrina is an extremely talented makeup artist. All that's left for this video (and the "Ashes to Dust" video) is editing. The footage I've seen on both videos looks amazing and I'm looking forward to them being edited together very soon. We are currently working on the 'Ghost' music video (the 4th video from 'Poet') which will be co-directed by myself and Zane's brother, Adam. Sabrina will be returning to do makeup.

For now, here are some photos as a sneak peek at the "Scarborough Fair" and "Ashes to Dust" videos. Hope you enjoy:)

(One of the many beautiful wooded locations we shot at for the "Scarborough Fair" video)

The Last shoots for "Scarborough Fair" music video

1.) Jason and Myself (in normal makeup for this shoot; I have three different looks for this video)
2.) Zane sets up a shoot
3.) Excalibur and the stone from which it will be pulled.
4.) Sabrina begins my 'evil fairy' makeup.
5.) And this is the end result!

Behind the Scenes-wrapping up "Scarborough Fair" video

1.) Me getting into evil fairy costume and makeup
2.) Me in full costume and makeup as evil fairy
3.) That's a Wrap! Photo: (from left) Makeup Artist Sabrina, Me, Cinematographer/co-director Zane, Jason English, and Zane's daughter Tori (front)
4.) Sabrina and I as I was removing the contacts and makeup (I actually loved this makeup and the contacts I almost didn't want to take them off!)
5.) Production and scene notes for the video

Monday, July 13, 2009

Video footage from the Jay Rossi Show in Cleveland, OH

Here is some video behind the scenes footage of our time in Cleveland, OH being on the "Jay Rossi Project" for the Cox Cable Network. Check the website for airdates!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Behind the Scenes at the "Scarborough Fair" video

(from bottom to top):
1.) At 4:30 am getting my water nymph makeup done.
2.) One of the locations we shot at
3.) Lady of the Lake
4.) Jason gets his makeup done :D
5.) Nimiane

Filming "Ashes to Dust" video (Joan of Arc burns at the stake scene)

(Bottom to Top)
1.) The stake
2.) setting up
3.) setting up the shot
4.) That's a wrap!
5.) That's a wrap! 2

Behind the scenes photos filming the "Ashes to Dust" music video

(From Bottom, Up)
1.) Getting a quick close up before filming the church/cemetary Joan of Arc angel scene.
2.) The church and cemetary we filmed in
3.) Zane and his daughter, Tori, setting up (Tori came along to help that day)
4.) Yes, it was cold:)
5.) Getting into character for the 'evil spirit in the cemetary' scene :D