I have no trouble standing in front of a crowd and performing. Doesn’t phase me in the least.
Standing, sitting, walking, staring, smiling, singing or ANYTHING ELSE in front of a camera, however, is another story.
I’m not sure how long it took for me to really get comfortable. I think you can see me relaxing into it more throughout the video, but I had some trouble at first living in the lens.
Of course, it didn’t help that as I was getting my feet wet, learning to work with the camera lens, the day was fast approaching that I was going to have to get my feet wet for real for the final shot of the video.
As I said before, the final line of the song is, “I drown in my sorrow that I do not know how to walk upon the water.” It was apparent to us all that it meant I was going to have to TRY to walk upon water and fail! Any discomfort that I felt shooting video before rose to a whole new level as I considered what was coming.
So, on the last day of filming, with 2 changes of clothes in tow, I went to the lake in Caseville, Michigan with Jeremy of Departing Line Studios and Dotti of Hazel Eyes & Co., picked a spot, discussed how we would get the shot and proceeded to do it. Of course, Jeremy wanted the shot down in 2 different ways, so I had to walk into the freezing cold water and “drown” not once, but twice! I’m sure the folks on shore thought we were crazy!