I’m a huge video game fan. I wouldn’t say I’m a “gamer” because I’ve only actually played 2 video games: Final Fantasy VIII and Harvest Moon. But, I have consumer hours and hours of video game enjoyment through my dad, my husband, and my children.
One of my earliest memories as a child is cheer my dad on as we found our ways through the mazes on the first Legend of Zelda game. I was terrified of the monsters that would creep out of the water and blast fireballs at you.
Now my children get the same joy watching my husband conquer evil Gannondorf. 🙂 Circle of Life and all that.
So when the opportunity came up to photograph some product shots for local company STL Ocarina, I was GIDDY! I pushed myself to take pictures that gamers would love.
Fast forward even farther and I got the opportunity to photograph a very talented musician for her album cover. While we were shooting I recorded some of her playing a song from the album with my Canon 5D Mark iii. What happened next I could not have predicted.
STL Ocarina asked me to produce a music video from Lena’s newest album. I was so excited!! The song was titled “Defiant” and the word itself reminded me of Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey. So I suggested we film it at Magic Chef Mansion in St. Louis. We collaborated on a story of two women sharing an ocarina over time. The house is a 1908 era home with awesome furnishings, so it was an awesome place to film. Here is a link to that video:
The next project was one that I was so very excited for- a ZELDA video 🙂
My timer went off, so I have to stop blogging, but here is a link to the Zelda video. A big thank you to my sister Susie Porisch who helped story board this. And Amy Koehler who does amazing makeup!!
I feel like I could write for 2 more hours about all the thought and details that went into the Zelda video- maybe another day 🙂