Posted on 06.23.11
Back in February, when the streets were full of snow and ice, and the temperatures were a freezing 20 below, director Tony 'Storymode' Foster and cinematographer Nick Giordano, set out in the streets of Detroit to capture the images for Danny Brown's Guitar Solo music video. A concept created by the director based on the songs lyrics, it's a coming of age theme that depicts the struggles for youth in the motorcity. The video was shot over three days, two days being strictly story based, and the third day shooting with Danny Brown capturing all the performance footage. Being an indie, low budget video, problems arose. One of the biggest was the theater canceling our shoot out front of the marquee hours before we were scheduled to shoot, it is a crucial shot and was the final shot of the shoot!!! No reason was given why they canceled. Big F-U to Birmingham 8. But nothing could stop the drive of director Tony Foster, who was always quick on coming up with new ideas and ways of solving the issues. In this particular case the team guerilla style shot at the theater late night when the theater closed.
Some our favorite shots are the ones on the bus and in the mall, guerilla style. Special thanks to the Detroit Medical Centre, which served as the hospital location, it really made this video. Thanks to the great cast, Taylor Williams (14 yr old girl), Marcus Glenn (the boyfriend), and Shaquille Van (14 yr old boy). [watch video]