TEKST SOL QUITO PHOTOGRAPHER TJALFE SILAS ANDERSEN
The release date for my upcoming single Dropkick is drawing closer.
As I mentioned in a previous entry, the music production is close to complete, which just leaves the music video.
We shot the majority of the material in Alanya, but we still need a few more things — so while the music is being mixed and mastered, we prepare for our very last shoot — well, at least the last shoot for this particular track.
This is merely the beginning.
For so long, I have had the dream of making my own music, and now that we’re so close to the finish line I can feel that I want to do more — it has been a challenge to get to where we are now — but it has also given me a whole new set of tools to work with, and it would be a shame not to put them to good use.
While shooting in Alanya we had many long conversations about the visual expression that we are aiming for.
This led to the decision that we would shoot certain parts back in Denmark, as all of the scenes in question will be shot on a closed set, anyway.
The shoot that took place in the ocean, however, was a delight to do in the warm Turkish sun.
As were all of the locations we filmed on in Alanya.
The people, the weather, the mystical mediterranean ambience, and the spectacular buildings — combined with its breathtaking nature, Alanya is a fantastic place to shoot.
Both Club Summer Garden and En Vie Beach were especially good locations.
Club Summer Garden, with its pulsating nightlife and dream like interior, worked as the perfect backdrop for the clubscenes — and En Vie Beach gave us the opportunity to shoot right next to the sea, in a high end beach resort.
And it is pretty hard to beat this view.
Shooting in conditions like these is very blissful — especially for my cameraman, who enjoys the clear skies, the temperature and the light.
The very last thing we need to shoot in Denmark will be shot on a secret location. That’s as much as I will reveal about the finishing run for now.
I will say this, though — it’s gonna hit you like a Dropkick!
// CLUB SUMMER GARDEN
// EN VIE BEACH