SANTA BARBARA, CA
I've always dabbled in video. In fact, in 4th-9th grade, I was determined to be a cinematographer. I had a really fancy DV-tape (yep, it was a long time ago) video camera and the Final Cut editing program, and I spent weekends making crazy films with my friends. I even got a giant green screen once! (Never really succeeded in using it...)
While that obsession did fade, the foundations of video I learned during that period of experimentation have helped me be able to dabble in it now. When I first heard this song from Andrew Bird's new album, I just thought it had to be danced to. Naturally, I contacted my friend Ariella, who is an amazing dancer, and she and her friend Angela agreed to dance to it on the beach. I love the richness of these sunset tones and think that these blues fusion moves perfectly captured the essence of this song.