DarkStar and Amrie videos -- as well as pictures of the shoot:)
The making of the DarkStar Videos
July 7 - 11, 2012
Matt & I went shopping for
Daniel had us on a tight schedule so we hit the
Wind Caves trail head at 6:00 a.m. Daniel, Matt & Haley beginning our 2 mile hike "up" to the caves:)
We received some pretty interesting comments from people seeing us carrying all our gear up the mountain side...especially Matt with his guitar:)
Rocky Mountain High:)
(Love this pic:)
Haley & Kinzie...ever tried
getting ready for a video shoot on
the mountain...after a kick butt hike??
our amazing cinematographer:)
Check out more of his work at
Haley & Matt -- My Amrie & Alec
on top of the Wind Caves...
one of my favorite pics:)
Matt singing DarkStar on the
bridge of the Wind Caves
Me & Haley talkin' about the next shoot.
Who would have EVER thought I would
direct a music video...and one for MY novel!
Matt hangin' off the cliff, singing DarkStar
while "Amrie" is in the caves:)
Me with my Alec & Amrie on top of the Wind
Caves. Do you know how awesome it is having your
Characters come to life!?? Pretty sweet:):)
Haley was suppose to be distraught because Amrie just fell off the cliff.
Every time she "climbed" back up, this is what we saw...
a huge smile and lots of giggles...lol:)
Hikin' off the mountain is soooo much
easier than going up!
A nice family gave Matt a frozen Gatorade:)
Daniel and camera man, Russ Mayo, getting ready to shoot at Second Dam:)
Amrie with the rose Alec gives her...
She goes to Second Dam:)
Matt checkin' out
the next scene:)
Alec chases after Amrie
Kinzie was part of the film crew. I don't know what we would have done without her! Thanx Kinz!!:)
What Daniel won't do for a great shot...
...his "in the water" shot....lol:)
Matt sang so much he was hoarse at the end of the day!
One of his Second Dam shots.... :)
Another Second Dam shot...
Alec consoles Amrie...
you all know what she does next ;)
It was sooo hot, but Matt still dressed the part:)
The Jeep shots were filmed at First Dam:)
Alec & Amrie have to say goodby:(
Everyone asks me why I'm not in the video. I AM!!!!
I'm driving the Jeep... my first cameo!!
I look great, huh!...lol
Still love this pic! What was the world
doing while we were filming??? What did we ever do without our phones???
Matt getting ready to play on
the summit above Bear Lake:)
One last song at dusk above Bear Lake
...an emotional DarkStar:)
In February, Matt & I put our project on the site, "Kickstarter" seeking financial backers. We had an awesome response and reached our goal! We offered incentives to those who pledged money, so this pic is of us signing CD's, pictures and writing thank you letters to our backers.
We appreciate our backers soooo much because without them .... you wouldn't be hearing our awesome music or watching these videos yet. Thanks again to all of them!! Their names are posted on my DarkStar Music page.
Last, but not least ... this is our "wrap it up" pic, taken right before we headed out. Was hard taking Matt to the airport because it meant this phase of our project was over. BUT...there's more to come so we're both looking forward to the next venture!:)
To read my blog about shooting
our videos, go to my BLOG page and clink on my BLOG LINK...
it will take you right there:)