Another interesting video sent in some time ago… Sorry Levi!
My name is Levi Bethune. I recently directed a music video for Over The Ocean, who recently signed with Spartan records and released their debut album a couple weeks ago. I shot the entire video with only a gas budget and three days.
The video was shot over-cranked at 60p and converted to 24p for edit. Seeing as everything had to be synced up, the band played their song at 250% it's original speed.
Over The Ocean – Something I Was Not
The video was recently featured as the Video of the Day on AOL's Spinner magazine with the following write-up:
“We shot this video out in the incredibly dirty barn we usually practice in,” Over the Ocean singer/guitarist Jesse Hill tells Spinner. “I am impressed that [director] Levi Bethune made it look like we did it in a legitimate studio. I have never done a real music video before, so it was a little weird having to pretend to play while everyone watches and tells you if you're doing it right. All in all though, I am really happy with the end result. We recorded the album live, with all of us playing together in the same room, and I think the video does a good job of reflecting the basic ethos of the whole recording process.
“I feel a little bad for Jared Bethune, the guy who does all the running in the video. We shot the video twice as fast as it looks, and then slowed it down for a more fluid feel. Unfortunately for Jared, this meant that he had to run twice as fast and for twice as long as you see on the video, not counting all the takes that didn't make it. On top of this, he had to jump in to a 50-degree pool, which can't be too much fun. All I had to do was stand there and play the guitar for a little bit.”
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Something I Was Not
Over The Ocean
Directed by Levi Bethune
Produced by Organic Visual for Over The Ocean
Paper House is available on iTunes: bit.ly/paperhouse and AmazonMP3: amzn.com/B005EVTIL2
As seen on
AOL Spinner Video of the Day: spinner.com/2011/08/01/over-the-ocean-something-i-was-not-video/
Relevant.tv Video of the Day: relevantmagazine.com/media/rtv/watch/1011/something-i-was-not
Over The Ocean is
Starring: Jared Bethune
Special Thanks: The Wratten Family and The Essmann Family
Production Crew: Craig Kuhns, Alec Bethune, Katie Crane, Joshua Tombley, Jared Bethune
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)