"BRIDE" Production Notes


Shoot Date: February 20th-22nd (Friday - Sunday)

Director: Zack Arp

Story: Zack Arp

Production: Dylan Stine

DP: Foster & Asher

Camera Opp: Nick Sjolinder, Dylan Stine, & Craig Harris

Styling: Zack Arp

Choreographer: Amy Smissen

Hair: Katie Layfield

Makeup: Taylor Mackenzie


Song:


Talent:

Atlas Rhoads (left-to-right) Justin, Eric, Tim, Lauren, and Dane.

The band will be playing on stage in the theatre throughout the video as themselves.  They aren't directly involved in the story line until the end, when Beatrice will find them playing on the stage.

Our "Brides" : Lindsey Register and Beatrice

Lindsey will act as our bride.  Her character is the main protagonist, and will carry out most of the action throughout the video as she finds her way out of a forest setting.

Beatrice will be a reflection of Lindsey's character, acting more so as a metaphor to show a child-like and innocent portrayal of the more mature emotions and events that Lindsey will be experiencing in her own setting.  Beatrice will only be in the theatre, as she searches for her own way out.

Both characters will promote themes of dark to light, death to life, lost to found, etc.

There will also be cuts of Lindsey dancing in all black on stage mainly for visual effect throughout the video.  These will be shot in slow-mo and will portray a dramatic and darker contrast to the lighter scenes with Beatrice.


Locations: 

Forest -Lindsey will be the only character shot in the forest. Her main storyline takes place here. 

Theatre - All the characters will be shot here. The band will be playing on the stage throughout the video. Beatrice will find herself hidden away in a part of the theatre and will curiously explore her own way out, where she'll eventually find the band playing on stage. Lindsey will have separate shots taken of her dancing in all black on the stage.


Schedule:

Thursday (February 19th) 

- Equipment tests with camera crew (Zack, Dylan, Matt, Nick, Craig) at Forest

Friday (Day 1)

- 8:00 a.m. Call for band (1202 Main St. for hair and makeup / wardrobe)

- 9:00 a.m. Begin shooting in theatre with band

- 12:30 p.m. Band break for lunch

- 1:00 p.m. Begin shooting Beatrice

- 3:00 p.m. Begin shooting band and Beatrice together

- 5:00 p.m. Finished with all band and Beatrice shots

Saturday (Day 2)

- 4:30 a.m. Call for Lindsey only (1202 Main St. for hair and makeup / wardrobe - white dress) 

- 5:30 a.m. Begin shooting at forest before sunrise

- 7:30 a.m. Finish shooting at sunrise 

Sunday (Day 3)

- 4:30 a.m. Call for Lindsey only (1202 Main St. for hair and makeup / wardrobe - white dress)

- 5:30 a.m. Begin shooting final forest scenes with Lindsey 

- 7:30 a.m. Finished shooting all forest scenes and break for day

- 6:30 p.m. Call for Lindsey (1202 Main St. for hair and makeup / wardrobe - black dress)

- 7:30 p.m. Begin shooting at Library for all dancing shots

- 9:30 p.m. Finished with all dancing shots

FINISHED! *Begin dance party to celebrate the best music video of all time


Wardrobe:

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Lindsey's white dress she'll wear in the forest scenes is pictured above and below.

Lindsey's black dress she'll wear in her dancing cuts in the theatre will resemble the black dress in the video and photo below.

The One-Sheet:

"Bride" encompasses the theology of Christ calling his church back to Him. There are strong influences from contrasting elements such as dark to light, death to life, and lost to found. 

 

Our story will revolve around 3 characters:

1. Lindsey (the bride)

2. Beatrice (a child-like portrayal of Lindsey's character)

3. The Band (as themselves playing the song on stage)

The main storyline will transition back and forth from two different settings (the forest and the theatre) that reflect on one another and ultimately are on in the same. The first storyline takes place in the forest as Lindsey, our bride will wake up, unaware of her surroundings. She'll quickly realize that she is lost and will begin urgently searching for a way out of the forest. As the music continues building throughout the video, Lindsey will become more and more panicked, and will eventually be running through the forest in search of any way out. Her range of emotion will transition from curious, to worried, to panicked, to desperate, and then finally to joy and peace as she finally finds a path leading out of the forest where she'll run into an open field.

The next storyline with Beatrice in the theatre will be cut and spread throughout the first story, so that they are running parallel to one another and will reflect on each other at key points in the song.  Beatrice represents a child-like portrayal of Lindsey and in a similar manner, will find her self lost and alone in the theatre.  She is more curious than afraid, and will meander around the theatre's hallways and corridors searching for the way out.  

As the music progresses to it's climax, Lindsey will begin making her way out of the forest toward the field, and Beatrice will begin making her way down the aisle of the theatre toward the stage, where the band will be playing the song in real time.  Both of these moments will highlight strong emotions of joy, peace, security, and love. 

Throughout the entire video, there will be cuts of the band playing the song on the stage, exactly as they would if playing a show. 

There will also be shots of Lindsey dancing on stage dressed in all black by herself, without any of the band equipment in the shot.  These shots serve mainly as visual elements to bring out a darker and moodier effect, enhancing the feelings of conflict as the entire video builds to the climax and finally resolution.


Examples:

Forest Scene

Beatrice Acting

Theatre

Lindsey Dancing