The Five Finger Death Punch “House of The Rising Sun” video had an epic Mad Max look and feel. To compliment an already gritty sound and lyric, the videographer behind this shoot did a great job matching the look of the video to the music track. With Mad Max style wardrobes and apocalyptic weapons and vehicles, 5FDP took it to the house with this one. 5FDP is known for their cutting edge sound and raw performances and this music video adds to their already successful portfolio of projects.
Zombie Album Shoot
The photographer behind the shoot for the album and interior imagery for the album also did a great job capturing the essence of this record. Some of the photography was done at a studio in Chandler, Arizona called Straight 8 studio. If you’re one of their instagram followers, you’d be able to follow their recording journey! The Straight 8 Studio specialize in shooting for tactical magazines and local products. They didn’t feature a lot of firearms in the initial shoot but did feature some really cool shots of the band yielding Zombie Weapons from another Arizona based company called Zombiehammer. This shoot features a crazy picture of Zoltan Bathory ripping through the skull of a Zombie with a Zombie brainsaw as seen in the image here.
Part of what makes this image so cool is the composite work that was done in post production. Zoltan was photographed with the zombie weapon, and was carrying the AR rifle and the tactical gear. However, the entire background is fake (as you can probably tell). The zombie in the picture actually looks like he might have been on set for the photo shoot and then turned into a zombie in post production.The blood and fx from the zombie saw are all graphic overlays done in a photo editing application like PhotoShop.
Working With Set Props
If you are lucky enough to own your own studio, or know someone that does then you understand the convenience of shooting at your space in a controlled environment as opposed to shooting on site and in conditions that are out of your control. When in the studio you can take advantage of set props like knives, guns, wigs, chairs, lighting, filters, and so on. It’s always convenient to have those items within reach should a money idea surface in a creative moment.
Bidding On Projects
If you can find the time to dial in a few tricks of the trade, then you may find that producing content like this is easier then it looks. The barrier to entry is knowledge, the tools of the trade can be rented from a local A/V rental warehouse. Get the knowledge under your belt, learn the skill sets that will separate you from the competition. If you can do that, then bidding on projects of this magnitude will become easier every day.