Sara Alina – Better Days

We filmed this music video for Sara in the heart of Atlanta. My film crew and I traveled there to film with rapper Rocko in the same recording studio where Usher recorded many of his hits. He did a verse on the track for Sara. The rest of the video was filmed on the streets in Atlanta at night. I used minimal lighting and a lot of natural light to give the video a slightly gritty feel.

We filmed on a combination of the Canon C100, Sony FS100 for slow motion, and the Canon 5D mkIII. I used a glidecam for most of the shots on the street with Sara walking and just a couple 1x1 Litepanel LED's that were handheld by our gaffer most of the time. The timelapse was filmed right in front of our hotel at the very end of the night (the street was partially closed off for construction), and it turned out to be one of my favorite shots in the video.