listed in order of newest to oldest
wild angels - 2018
This is a Father's Day gift I made for my Dad. I recorded my voice and also created this video for him.
When I was little (like 3 years old little) my Dad said I would love when this song came on the radio. He said I would throw my head back and scream with it to the top of my lungs. He kept telling the story so many times that I finally decided to record myself singing it as an adult and make a video for him. I'm not a singer, and I'm sometimes I was "flat" throughout the song. But he liked it. I also want to thank my older brother for being at the church with me at 1 o'clock in the morning to film this video.
Victoria - 2016
I filmed this footage of my cousin back in 2011 or 2012. I never actually edited it until 2016. Making this sweet, little video of her younger self.
into the blue - 2016
Very long... but worth reading....
As you scroll down and read some of the descriptions of these videos, you'll see certain ones were my "favorites", or I'm very proud of them, and etc. This one probably takes the cake.
In the making for more than six months, this video has so much of my heart and hard work poured into it. I started with the vision of what it would look like. And finally, when I couldn't stop thinking about it, I decided to create it. The first thing I did was find the dress for this video. After looking online and pricing different dresses, I decided to look into a Goodwill store. Which is where I found this David's Bridal wedding dress on sale for thirty dollars. It catapulted my vision forward. Next was the wig. Then I bought some picture frames (which also came from Goodwill. And you will see them in the video) and then I began to build a table for the video. Yes, I built a table just for this video. I didn't want just any table sitting out in nature. I wanted something that looked worn and old and distressed. So I asked my Dad to chop down a small tree in our yard and used it for the legs. I found pieces of scrap wood from his wood pile and hammered them together. And later, hammered the legs onto the body of the table. That took a few weeks to create. During the months I was also collecting pictures to go in the frames. This would represent "memories" my character was looking back on. There was a lot of symbolism in this video. Especially in the pictures. They would depict happy times, and times of sorrow. If you look closely at them, you can guess what they represent. At 1:39, Kylie says "Endless journey". Here, you will see a picture frame with a picture of her in it. This is from her official music video "Into the Blue" and this is the exact moment she says the words "Endless Journey". It was a lot of thought and effort to get this moment to line up accurately. But I pulled it off.
I also wanted everything to be about nature. I didn't want buildings in my shots. I didn't want power lines or cars in the shots. I definitely DID NOT want to be in doors for ANY of the scenes. I just wanted a big, open, blue sky and lots and lots of greenery. If that be grass, trees, fields, whatever.
In preparing for the recording of this video, I also scoped out a LOT of potential places to film at. I constantly had my eyes open for any location that looked like the scenes I had in my mind. I filmed in my own yard, at a local park, at a friend's house where I filmed a wedding at, and I even shot in the mountains close to Birmingham, AL. My Grandparents were so gracious to take me to a place they discovered while on a road trip. There I filmed myself climbing up rocks and eventually looking out over the horizon to see where I had climbed up too.
This video not only took a lot of thought and planning and preparation, but it also took me to a place where I had to try some new things. This is the first music video where I used a green screen. Because the lighting was not the best, and the backdrop for my green screen was not the smoothest, the finished outcome was not what I hoped it would be. But for a first time effort, I was content with how the visual effects appeared. This entire video was created after I made my very first wedding film. So the ability to add visual effects and use things like a "green screen" were all very new to me. It was so exciting to get to make a video that was so detailed. And to have a software that could produce all of this was the key. Having this software was the element that launched my videos to that "next level". This music video was proof that my videos had entered into a new era. So in conclusion, six months of planning, preparing, purchasing items, building items, traveling to different locations and filming, and finally executing the editing process and learning some new tricks along the way, has won this music video as my #1 favorite, most proud music video I've made to date. You wouldn't believe that so much hard work and effort went into a 4 minute video, but it did.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.
a movie script ending - 2014
During Ivan's first few years of being alive, I documented him like crazy. Every new thing was fun and special and so adorable. So I made a compilation of all those random videos and make this sweet little video. Later, my mom asked me for a version without the music. So tucked away somewhere, there's a version without music and just his sweet little voice.
divinity - 2014
In this video, I wanted to take my editing skills to the next level. I was super impressed with it. And this is another favorite creation of mine. Starring my lovely friend A'merise.
tennis court - 2014
In this video, I was not only very inspired by Lorde's music. But I wanted to take my filming to the next level. I scoped out locations at my Grandmother's house to create interesting and vintage theme scenes. As well as playing with costumes and lighting. I also tried some new editing techniques in this video. Overall, I'd say my effort and experimenting paid off.
all star - 2013
We sing the song that made me fall in love with Smash Mouth. Yes, of course, the iconic "All Star". From their album "Astro Lounge". DISCLAIMER: We sound AWFUL. But it was fun to make.
all star bloopers - 2013
What's even funnier than our WAY OFF KEY singing, is the bloopers.
into the sun - 2013
glow stick dance - 2013
I had these glow sticks after a black light party at church one night. I was waving it around in the dark to some dubstep music and decided to make a music video. After adding a few effects, it ended up looking really cool. This is the result of way too much sugar in your system.
negative thinking - 2013
Easily one of my favorite music videos I ever made. I just had fun with it. There was no script. No plan. And yet, I LOVED how it came out.
fart face - 2012
This entire song was created from an inside joke between me and my mom. One night, she was lying in bed and I was talking to her before she went to sleep. She made a face like she was in pain. I looked at her confused? And she said "sorry, I had to fart." We both lost it. And I made the comment "fart face". In the midst of us laughing, I made a serious comment. Saying "I'm gonna make a song called fart face". She thought I was kidding. But nope. I wrote the song, recorded my voice, drew pictures for the music video and animated it. This was my first ever animated video. And so far has been my only animated video. However I could not produce the music. So I listened to a few songs before landing on this one. It's an instrumental version of the song "Gives You Hell" by The All American Rejects. The lyrics filled the music perfectly. So I chose their music to be the backbone of my lyrics. And this is the finished product of my hard work.
tik tok parody - 2012
This parody was not written or performed by me. But I loved the lyrics and the visuals that I was getting from the song.
I wanted to create a music video to it. This was probably my first attempt at filming and editing an entire music video.
And as you can see, I had so much fun creating this one.
7 things girl - 2011
Upon the release of Miley Cyrus' Music Video "7 Things" from her album "Breakout", I took notice of this girl featured in the music video. I loved everything about her. Her style, her facial expressions. But most of all, her hair style. It was very close to my "dream" hair style. So I made a short music video featuring the music and this girl. She's just so cool!
cheerios - the remix - 2011
This video was one of the first videos where I was practicing with editing. I used my camera to record and stop. And later I added some effects on it with some music. Hence it being called "the remix". The original version was boring. So I deleted it. But it was one of the first videos I made.
when I grow up - 2010
beat it - 2010
poker face - 2010
kanye - 2017
It had been exactly a year since "Into the Blue" was created.
My brother used to live in this little, historical town in Georgia. We had made plans to hang out and I come over and spend the night. I told him while I was there, that I wanted to make a music video. Unscripted. Unplanned. Just us, walking around, doing whatever. And later I would choose the song that would accompany all the clips we filmed. It obviously did not take as much effort to create this as "Into the Blue" did, but it was still a fun video to make. And we had a lot of laughs and made some memories along the way. I also wanted to do something different with this video by making it black and white. I had not created a monochrome video since 2011 - "Through Your Eyes". I also thought it would be neat to leave the visual effects in color. I really enjoyed this new style of editing. Just another prime example of how I was always pushing the envelope and trying new things.
Some of the footage I filmed while on this trip was used for a music video for "Sleeping At Last" which you can watch here.
It currently has 97,000+ views.
kanye - no effects - 2017
I loved smothering the video in visual effects. Little glitches, light leaks, and other stuff. But the locations we filmed at were stunning. And in case the footage was too much for someone, there is this version without the visual effects.
kanye - behind the music - 2017
Remember how I said we had a lot of fun while filming this? Well now you get to see all the laughs and crazy stuff we did. And also see how we created some of the clips for "Kanye".
how i feel when i put on clothes i haven't been able to wear for a really long time - 2016
One day while my mom was trying on some old clothes, she got excited when she realized how much weight she had lost. So during her moment of excitement, she asked me to create this short video for her, expressing how she felt. I had created a video (which you can watch in the comedy section) called "the many emotions of Ladymusicc" some of the footage that is used in this video was used in that video. So she told me "use that footage... and that clip... and use that music" and so here I created this for her. I also used some new footage. But I really liked how this turned out. So did she.
mordor (royals parody) - 2016
One day, I read these lyrics inspired by Lord of the Rings (my all time favorite movie) to Lorde's song "Royals". It was only a portion of it written. Mo Mo O'Brien was supposedly the creator. But when I looked up her version, the lyrics were different than mine. Some of them are the same, but somehow some of it was different. She recorded a portion of the parody. But I wanted a full length song to cover the length of "Royals". Here I wrote the entire parody myself (with the exception of that small portion Mo Mo may have written) I recorded it and created this video to accompany it. Which, I am all EXTREMELY proud of. I absolutely love this. It reached over 350+ views on Vimeo. This was such a treat to create. I couldn't help myself.
dreamer - 2014
This is another video that I am super proud of. The girls did so great. They were natural beauties in front of the camera. It was too easy for them. I had so much fun editing this video. However, I used a new program to make this video and for some reason it distorted the quality of it. But I still love it. I just wish I had it in HD.
what does the fox say? - 2014
Part of this video was recorded as a joke. But I decided to record the rest of it and make it into a full length video. I had high expectations for it. I scoped out areas in the woods that I could possibly film at. But after getting a strange allergic reaction to something, I decided it wasn't worth it. And I filmed this entire video in my room. My lips began to swell very large and burned constantly like they were on fire. Over the course of the next few days, new symptoms emerged and the condition of my lips got worse. I eventually had to go to our doctor to get help. I don't know if I filmed any of this while my lips were swollen or on fire. But if I did, it was in the beginning stages of it, and didn't matter. The things I go through for my films.
their cell - 2014
This is another music video that I am EXTREMELY proud of.
I began filming it in the summer of 2013. I had really high expectations for it. But during the editing process, I discovered some of my "ideas" were not going to work out as I hoped they would. Some of the footage was deleted and the rest was left to wait until I could come up with a solution to make this video better. Finally in 2014, I started to get inspired and began filming for this project again. During my break though, I had lost a lot of weight. So in some shots I look chubby and in others I look much slimmer. But regardless, I still love the outcome. Funny thing was, this was just an idea I had for a video. But a few years later, this was actually something I had to live through. Except it was a guy not a girl. Needless to say, my outcome was the same as my character's outcome in the video.
dum dum - 2013
just dancing around - 2013
just dancing behind the scenes
after the war - 2010
This fun, little video stars my buddy Trevor. He's not so little anymore. But his face looks almost the same. He had me wrapped around his finger. One day, I brought my laptop to church. It had a webcam built into it. When he saw he could see himself, he started posing and acting silly. So I began snapping pictures of him rapidly. After snapping so many pictures of him, I would click through them and watch it move like a stop motion movie. I finally started looking around at how to combine these pictures. And discovered a way with "Freemake Video Converter". (Click there to visit the site.) There's a LOT you can do with that program besides just converting videos. This was the finished product. And one of my first times making a video. Made in 2010.