I'm very pleased to announce that we've completed animatics for the Sing At The Top Of Your Lungs video! My good friend and fellow crew member Alex Velazquez, filling the roles of director, editor, and storyboard artist, has been working hard the past couple weeks on the story boards and animatics.
See the result below, along with a synopsis of the story.
I meet my drummer in front of a storefront and enter to find it totally empty. Imagining what this empty space - this blank slate - might be in the future, I set out to find like-minded people to help me build it.
Leaving the city, I begin writing a song about my journey until we spot a hitch hiker with a rather unusual destination.
We pick him/her up and continue on our search in and around the city, running into folks trying to reach PEACE and JUSTICE.
Next we see someone who is trying to get to VIOLENCE. Though some in our number are reluctant to pick this person up ::cough:: PEACE ::cough, cough:: COMMUNITY insists that we must learn to coexist with people who think differently than we do.
VIOLENCE joins our team.
We continue driving, finally picking up ART and KNOWLEDGE. I finish writing my song as we ride back to the empty storefront. We all climb out, eager to turn this empty space into something different. Something beautiful. When VIOLENCE steps out of the bus, we see that s/he has scratched out his/her sign and written LOVE in its place. I throw my arm around his/her shoulder as I step out of the bus and proceed to the store.
We all work in this space until it's turned into a book store and cultural center, a place that espouses all our values - community, peace, justice, art, knowledge, and love.
We've worked together to arrive at our destinations!
We hold a concert in celebration, to sing together at the top of our lungs.
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