In the summer of 2011, in the early days of Spacebomb Records, I received an e-mail asking if I would want to shoot a video for one of the songs Matt had recorded for his new album. I hadn’t really heard much of the record at that point and was excited about the prospect of being one of the first people to get to check it out.
I think at the time the idea was to have a bunch of Richmond folks shoot a video for each of the songs on the record. After hearing some rough mixes…..Will You Love Me spoke to me and I got really excited about shooting a video from scratch. After working on some amazing story ideas by Katie Chang and some brief planning ….I set out for about a week in October 2011 to shoot the video.
When listening to those rough mixes of Big Inner early on, I knew it was special and I definitely wasn’t alone in that thinking! In the wake of the of the initial release of the album, the video was inadvertently put to the wayside as things were moving quickly due to the immense success of the record.
I always wanted to release it when the time felt right.
So…here it is now for you to check out!
"Will You Love Me" - Matthew E. White
Direction, Photography, Design: Gabe Churray
Storyboard: Gabe Churray and Katie Chang
Featuring: Matthew E. White, Cameron Ralston, Pinson Chanselle, and Oli the Dog.
The video was shot entirely on a Canon PowerShot SD780 IS point and shoot camera on a 12 inch tripod over the course of a week in October 2011 in Richmond, VA.
Special thanks to the Spacebomb Records family and to anyone who had any part in asking me to work on this project, for letting me set up shop in the space, and for playing along in the filming.