Diatribe the Phantom Stranger – Right Now.

It feels like forever, but it was only three months ago I posted a beat entitled “Light Now” up on this site. Instantly after hearing it, my boy Diatribe was inspired to write a track to it. He was going through a rough time in his life and as he always has, expressed it perfectly through his lyrics. After hearing the final product, I was inspired to take it a step further and shoot a video for it (I’m a sucker for abstract shit). But it was just a few weeks ago that we finally got a chance to connect back in our hometown Somerville, MA to do the damn thing. We were strapped for time so badly that I actually had to shoot him hours before he got married (his wife is a hot babe). All in all everything worked out and the video came out JUST AS PLANNED.

Believe it or not, this video was not easy to make. It was shot with 16 rolls of 35mm film (over 2,000 still frames) on a plastic camera the size of a softball. Not to mention held together by super glue for more than half of the shoot. The lomokino shoots about 30 seconds of “video” per 35mm roll so you can imagine that you’re loading/unloading film the majority of the shoot. I know I talk a lot of shit about this camera, but I knew damn well what I was getting myself into when I decided to shoot a music video in this format. Shooting with the lomokino was for the overall feeling of the song. One of the best parts of shooting analog is each type of film has its own unique personality. For example, in the video I used a 400 speed color negative film with very neutral colors for the verses and for the more intense flashbacks I used redscale film. Also the lomokino gives off a very obvious choppy animation look to it, the reason why it works in this video is because the song is about a constant struggle with oneself and intense memories/flashbacks.
MADLOVE – Scottylib

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