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. All that’s left for them to do now is to spread the word of their video, by sharing it on as many social media channels as possible to they can gain the recognition they deserve. Sites like YouTube, and enlisting the help of a subscriber service like Getfans.io can help to give the music group a head start in hopefully becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
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 the instagram followers of the band, you’d be able to follow their recording journey! The band is incredibly active on social media, and they often post exclusive behind the scenes pictures from their music video shoots on Instagram. Additionally, the band often hosts exciting Instagram Q and A sessions with their followers where they tease upcoming music and answer burning questions from their biggest fans. There are no doubts about it, if you want to Get more out of your Instagram then you can learn a lot about the type of content that gets people talking by taking a look at the profile for this hugely successful band! Anyway, 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.
Unfortunately, it can be considered quite a competitive industry so you will need to get your bids in quickly in order to secure the job. You can include your lawyer in this process and it’s wise to do so if you’re still a novice. If your bid is unsuccessful, a bid protest lawyer can try and resolve the issue for you, especially if you’re more qualified than the company that won the bid. With experience, this bidding process becomes a lot easier and you’ll start to find bidding opportunities that are more suited to you and your skillset.