Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lights, Camera, Music Videos Galore

One of the greatest adventures of living in Music City is certainly the music industry. Living downtown you never know who or what you are going to see. Right now I'm sitting inside Dunn Bros. Coffee in the L&C Tower downtown. Right on the sidewalk are three women sitting on a bench and across the street is an entire film crew pointing their cameras this way from outside the door of the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown.

There is just something exciting about walking to work, or lunch and walking through the set of a production that will undoubtedly appear on CMT or GAC within a matter of weeks. I assume that living in Los Angeles would afford the same opportunities. However, there is this special charisma about this city. No one bothers the film crew, no one harasses the stars, they just go about their business because the people in this small town understand the industry and the work that has to be done.

Just the other day I was watching CMT Pure with a few friends and we were trying to guess where all of the music videos were shot. Only a few of them were shot outside the city, and most of the videos that we recognized were shot at common places that we all visit throughout our day to day lives. In fact, right now where we work we are producing a low budget music video to promote our product and this fair music city.

Are you in the music industry? Have you ever appeared in a music video? What is your favorite music video shot in Nashville?

I'm not sure if you've seen "Don't" by Billy Currnington--if you haven't, definitely check it out. However, the entire video was shot in downtown Nashville, and the majority of it in my apartment building. There is just something about the excitement of seeing things on television and hearing them on the radio and knowing the connection to your everyday life.

So, actually Lady Antebellum is shooting the video for one of their new singles, I just overheard that from one of the PA's...I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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