Alex Boye Video
Little did I know when Alex Boye' came to class to talk to us about making a successful YouTube video, he was already working with DSU to produce a new music video .
Initially, our Pre-Production class did the pre-production for the video. After hearing the song would be "A Million Dreams" from "The Greatest Showman," we came up with ideas that would convey a journey of dreams coming true with circus elements throughout the video.
It was in the midst of that process, our professor informed us that he wanted some of us to be in one of the scenes and volunteer to come to at least a shoot or two and take part in the filming process.
For my part, I got to be present for a majority of scenes. Since I was listed as a production assistant, my responsibilities ranged from taking chairs to Sand Hollow diving rock, ferrying Alex and Frederick from the parking lot to the set at the driving rock, helping with the playback at Dixie rock, providing bounce light for Ben Braden at the sand dunes in Snow Canyon; making sure people didn't walk through one of the sets during a shoot and wafting fog from the fog machine in the DSU Films studio.
It was an incredible opportunity and experience to be part of making the music video happen from planning to the actual filming, but the most amazing experience I had during the process was at Dixie Rock.
I was assisting with the playback, when it came time for the 200 person children's choir to take their place on the rock. Once they were all in place—after walking single file up the rock—it was time for them to sing. This large group of children sang their little hearts out and they were loud enough, I could hear them over the playback. Hearing them and seeing all of them singing with such fervor choked me up and watching the scene in the finished music video has the same affect.
It really is amazing to be part of a process where you take something from being a simple idea, to something that potentially millions of viewers will be able to enjoy.
The Final product