Happy Single Awareness Day
There’s a certain swell of pride that wells up in me as Srizzil’s first video of 2013 goes live. I have somehow managed to work almost nine hour days, sit in traffic for two, go to gym for one and still manage to shoot and edit a video. If I can get this flow right repeatedly you can expect a lot more Srizzil videos this year, but let’s not get too excited too early.
As Valentine’s Day approached I had an idea that would both celebrate love and sympathise with those people that are alone on the most commercialised romantic day of the year. If we could put a happy couple, doing what couples do, with a single person we could create an interesting contrast. But why make the single people look bad? The things couples do can be extremely annoying: overly affectionate behaviour in public, giggling, forgetting their friends are even in the room…
I think we managed to get a nice balance of celebrating love whilst poking fun at the behaviour of those in the thick of it.
When I was envisioning the video I had certain music playing in my mind. I had no idea what it was called, so I hummed it into my SoundHound app and was pleasantly surprised to find it was in the public domain. (This means that with the right recording I could use the music without getting into trouble with YouTube).
As with many of my videos this was a serious collaboration. We had a cast of fifteen people, with four of us taking on cast and crew positions. We shot all the scenes, except one, in a single day in four different locations. So I want to thank those amazing people for all their help, you guys are fantastic, I always have such a good time shooting these videos with you.
Watch some of our outtakes and a deleted scene featuring our very own Granny Robber