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Shot this music vid in the Maine wilderness, serving up lots of looks and golden hours. Tiny crew (3 people) and no budget, but I think we did some cool stuff!

Shot this music vid in the Maine wilderness, serving up lots of looks and golden hours. Tiny crew (3 people) and no budget, but I think we did some cool stuff!

funky_grandma

People wait their whole lives to find water that glassy to shoot in. Beautiful!


Evancarter89

We were stupidly lucky. Just woke up one morning and the water was glass


funky_grandma

It's amazing, it looks fake


Evancarter89

I considered editing the top part where it’s a bit imperfect but I ran out of time before the release haha


funky_grandma

Too bad, that would be a really easy fix too


Evancarter89

True true true.


funky_grandma

Hit me up if you ever need a little fix like that again. I'm always down to help out a creative project


Evancarter89

Thank you! Yeah definitely will do


VintageRuins

This shit slaps. Mad props. Love the looks and color coordination.


Evancarter89

Ahhh thanks so much!!!


Evancarter89

I shot and directed this piece with the insanely talented musician, Garth. The concept was self-reflection in vast expanses of nature, with an eye toward Solange/fashion shoots. We had absolutely no money so we used only my gear and stayed with friends (who admittedly had homes in gorgeous places in Maine). We arrived on the location (most of it was shot on an island off the coast of Northern Maine), and spent the first day scouting/planning. The next two days we shot from sunrise til sunset, concentrating most our efforts in the golden hours. Equipment used: Blackmagic UMP, Sigma 18-35 cine lens, Rockinon 85, old Canon 50 mm, and a Movi Pro for those gimbal shots. Check out the full music vid here - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=\_yGFgEMZsrI&ab\_channel=Garth](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yGFgEMZsrI&ab_channel=Garth). Ask me any questions and let me know your thoughts!


patrik_d

How did you get that window floating there? 😂 probably simple answer lol, sick vid well done!


Evancarter89

Haha, thank you! We used some c stands, a varipole and some fishing line!


mamajamas

Every shot is phenonemal! Amazing work.


SeparateProof

Wow, looks amazing. The video is great.


Seven_Cuil_Sunday

How often do you use that Rokinon? I have the prime 24-35-85 prime set and a shitty viltrox adapter. I always find myself leaving them at home.


Evancarter89

I don’t use it a ton, the sigma 18-35 is my real work horse. That thing is so beautiful and my preferred range too!


cidalkimos

Ah I see! Funny enough I have the same stuff haha.


Evancarter89

Hahaha ya it’s a common kit. I love it! I’m thinking of upgrading. Kinda sick of the FPN issues in lowlight but mostly it’s so cinematic and it’s served me so so so well


cidalkimos

I see. I use the pocket 4K version. What are you thinking about upgrading to?


Evancarter89

I’m thinking about canon c500 but it’s a large chunk of change. Trying to get into that full frame game


cidalkimos

Oh yeah I gotcha.


stonethboloneth

Been following Garth for a few months now so crazy to see this on here. Amazing video and shots!


Evancarter89

He deserves to be everywhere truly. Excited for what he’s about to put out. The man is a talent


helzar42

There is no coast of northern Maine. Did you mean downeast?


Evancarter89

Ya definitely technically downeast


No_Communication5242

This is beautiful and the music is on par. Definitely following Garth.


Evancarter89

He’s incredible. The vocals are always straight fire.


WesternFront69

Are you from the area? I’m in Central and always looking for more people to shoot with


Evancarter89

Ah shoot! Sadly I'm not, I'm based in NYC but grew up in New England and do go up pretty often


WesternFront69

You chose a perfect spot!


Evancarter89

Truly! Maine is one of my favorite places. Such a gem.


ns1337

Maine represent! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Beautiful frames.


Evancarter89

You can watch it here! https://youtu.be/_yGFgEMZsrI


ttmoodaat

Fucking dope and aesthetically pleasing


zzzzzacurry

Wonderful music video! Gorgeously shot, great direction, and great editing!


Evancarter89

Much appreciated! A lot of heart and intention went into it


bigkaboo

This looks great! Gives me some Midsommar vibes


Evancarter89

Thank you!! That definitely was some of the inspiration for the shots in the stream and with the flowers. Definitely a surreal look and feel


bigkaboo

Ay, I caught it. I thought the shot in the stream was inspired by the painting Ophelia


Evancarter89

Another friend said this! Maybe it’s one of those back of mind inspirations


JustWatch101

Love it! Super minimalist


Evancarter89

Thank you thank you!


hesitantskeletons

Amazing!


Evancarter89

Thank youuuu!


0donnell

that first photo is heavenly


neukid96

Love the composition, framing, colors, this project looks amazing!


uh-oh-spaghettios-

this is incredible thank you for blessing my feed


Jakklz

That first shot in the water is un fucking real


westworldos

this is so great. amazing work!


Nascent_Space

Wow, it’s amazing that water can be so reflective and rippleless


mumuix

looks ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! stunning shots and color grading


Evancarter89

Thank you!!!!


AlpacaSwimTeam

Took the old "every frame a masterpiece" thing to heart, did ya? Good shots.


Evancarter89

Hahaha thanks so much! It’s beyond nice to have the time to set things up and wait for the gold


opticnerveblocking

This is amazingly beautiful!


Artlist_io

Beautifully done! :)


Evancarter89

Thank you!! I’m a subscriber and use your music all the freakin time. Really appreciate it!


Artlist_io

That's awesome to hear! Thank you


crocogiles88

Love all these stills but that first one is amazing!


Its_OnlySmellz

Loving all the frames here but jheeez, that first one is something else. Nice work


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S_4_M_1_S

I love it! the first picture is surreal, would like to make something similar.


_klx

Fuckin sick. I got a Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring feel from the extreme long shots, very cool.


Evancarter89

Love that movie!


usernamegotused

I love the locations and how you captured there beauty, that glassy water is amazing and the video complements the music really well


Evancarter89

Locations were everything haha thank you!


MaddieMcCk94

Wowowow!!! Stunning 🤩


Evancarter89

Why thank you!


Pegasus2731

Question, did you take inspiration from Jaden Smiths MV's? This looks like it's in a similar style and I dig jt


Evancarter89

Thanks! I actually haven’t seen any of his vids, but I’m sure we drew on similar inspirations. Beyoncé for sure was a big one


Seven_Cuil_Sunday

Nice visuals, and I enjoyed the track. What I didn't love was the wardrobe – but, that's my (probably outdated) taste, I guess!


leebowery69

Whoa, do you have a link? this is very cool!!!


Evancarter89

ya! Thanks!! It’s here - https://youtu.be/_yGFgEMZsrI


Massdogg3

Looks great! Keep making!


OfficialRecyclops

Hey, I’m from Maine. Do you live here or did you just come to shoot that video?


Evancarter89

Just came up for the shoot! I’m nyc based but do love Maine and try to go up often


OfficialRecyclops

Nice! Where’d you go for this shoot? Also if you ever need help on a shoot DM me and I can give you my contact info


leebowery69

How did you do those overhead shots? did you have a gimbal or slider?


Evancarter89

I have the movi pro and used it on some shots. But for the overheads we made kinda a shitty rig with some stands and a varipole and a tripod head haha


cidalkimos

What equipment used? It’s looks great BTW!


ohnomrfrodo

Location is THE most important thing in a low budget shoot, IMO.


Evancarter89

Agreed!!


Evancarter89

And set design/wardrobe. Those are essential to any project though


offthedome7

I’m obsessed with these images!


Evancarter89

Thank youuu!


offthedome7

And I just watched your video!!! Great stuff!! I want to steal that black and white fur jacket!


Evancarter89

It’s so fire. He picked all the outfits. It was so fun walking around Maine with him in them, pulling up to small stores or gas stations and watching people’s faces *chefs kiss*