Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Kev's Music Video Shoot


Howdy friend!

I'm excited to share a sneak peek of Kevin's bands music video here on the blog today!

The actual video won't be fully edited or released for several weeks, but I wanted to document the behind the scenes stuff so that Kev could look back at it when he's rockin' in a comfy chair, instead of on stage with an electric guitar.



It was directed by Chris Stanford, who has directed lots of other music videos and tons of TV commercials.
(Alabama people- he did the latest Ford truck commercial, featuring Coach Chizik and Coach Saban!)

He's one heckuva photographer too.

Here are some shots from his portfolio...











Chris was really, really nice and completely down-to-earth.



He pulled me aside at the beginning of the day and told me to "feel free to run around anywhere on set", so that I could get whatever shots I needed to for our behind-the-scenes video.

Kevin and I have both worked with photographers that would never take the time to say that, or be so cool about us capturing our own video footage on their set, so we both really appreciated the fact that he was so nice about it!



Anywho...without further ado...here's a little look at what we're hoping will eventually be one, super-cool, rock music video!

(PS- The "back story" portion of the video features an actress named Alex, and her storyline scenes will be playing on the green screen behind the guys' performance scenes at various times throughout the video.)



Stay tuned for the finished product coming soon to a monitor near you, and thanks for taking the time to check out our behind-the-scenes video today!



PS-

Modern rock radio listeners should start to hear "Heart in my Hands" in mid-October!

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84 comments:

angela walker jewelry said...

Great video! Good luck Kevin!

Nancy said...

Oh Layla and Kevin, my heart soared! It's such a beautiful song and I have no doubt the video will be as well. You both are such awesome, and adorable, young adults and I'm happy you're in our world! Congratulations!!!

Barbie said...

Looks like FUN! May all Kevin's and your dreams come true!

Cookie said...

Loving that song! Cant wait for the video! The behind the scenes was very cool! Many blessing to you guys!!

Kristine said...

Cool!!! Really like the song and the sound of the band. Congrats!!!

Amy W. said...

fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE your video footage. i'm digging the song and can't wait to hear and see more with the outcome.

rock on! :)

AmyW.

MrsKBJ said...

How exciting!! Great job Kevin! Looks like it was a fun day. Can't wait to see the finished video. Thanks for sharing!!

Karena said...

Layla and Kevin how exciting, keep us posted!! I know you will........

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Dondra said...

How Super Cool Layla! Yes, Nice People Rock...and y'all are SUPER NICE to share all your adventures with us.

Jamie said...

OMG!!!!! I just realized who Kevin is!!!! I knew I knew his face and that he was in a band, but I never put 2 n 2 together!!! Loved their last CD, We still listen to DOWNFALL all the time.

Love seeing the behind the scenes vid's!

Low Tide High Style said...

So very cool, can't wait to see the finished product and I love the song!

Thanks, I needed something to make me smile today!

Kat :)

Angie @ We are the Chapman's, my friends said...

loved it! great song and can't wait to hear it on the radio!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow! That is so great! You are married to a bonafide Rock Star! (But you already know that! :) )

I can't wait to see his finished video! Thanks for sharing this fun clip.

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

3egirls said...

Very cool. Hope it gets tons of radio play!!

sarita said...

kevin, you have a great voice...can't wait to see the completed video. thanks for sharing
that's a wrap!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

So cool!! Can't wait to see the final cut!!

Ps: Saban is a sell out. Go Tigers :P

Pine Tree Home said...

Such exciting times. Savor it :)

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Very cool! Isn't it amazing how great you feel when you're doing something you love? That my friends is pure joy! No work involved...just joy....
Congrats!

**Tami

Stormy said...

I must have came in-2-yr-blog late, because I had NO IDEA he was THAT involved with a band!

~ Can't wait for the 'final' video ~

GREAT Song!!
WTG Guys!

Dreamy Whites said...
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PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

My kidz came home visiting this week...told them I was going to check out all my fav's on blogland,(they yawned)...but when I played the sneek peek of Kevins band, they all come rushing over & they all were dig'n it!!! (Now mind you they are all in there 20's & they say it'll be a hit!) Gotta go they want to hear a replay!

All That Jazz said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, that is TOO cool! Can I get Kevin's autograph now? Because he's gonna be famous! ;-) That song has all the makings of a radio hit, I loved it!! Can't wait to see the final video. How great to have such a talented director too, his work is amazing. What a huge milestone- you too truly deserve all the best!!!!
~michelle~

Dreamy Whites said...

Dear Layla and Kevin,
Congratulations!!
I can't wait to see the final cut... Thank you for sharing a sneak peek with all of us. It looks awesome!
Have a great night!
You two are the best!
xoxoxo
Maria
p.s. I LOVE the song!!!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

That is very cool!!

Shana said...

Sweet!!! Loved it! Can't wait for the full vid. :) Can I just say, I'm a little bit jealous. How many wives can say their hubby is an awesome musician AND into home renovation to boot? Too fun!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the song Layla and the video is going to be wonderful too!! Kevin is so adorable, but you knew that already. I can say that, because I am old enough to be his mother. You are both precious!!! I wish Kevin all the best with his group. He is a very talented young man! Love & blessings from NC!

AtOneWithHim said...

That's Awesome Kevin! My heart is full of joy to see that dreams with hard work come to fruition!
Thanks for sharing this moment with me and Congratulations on the video.

robyn said...

That was FAB! Can't wait to see the rest, thanks so much for sharing!

AntiqueChase said...

They sound great! :)

Micki said...

Aww bless, so sweet!!

Samantha2818 said...

This must be so exciting for you both. I love the song - definitely my kind of music.
Can't wait to hear the whole song and see the video.
I am really excited for you both!
~Sam

IFEA said...

Thanks for the sneak peak and I truly believe the song will be a big success! I really think it ROCKS!!! God luck with everything and keep up the great work you two! I love that you always go for your dreams!

Iris

My Cottage Charm said...

It's gonna be great!.. and Kevin, I hope it's everything you've ever dreamed of and more! Layla...I think you and Kevin did the right thing by quitting your regular jobs and following your dreams...you'll never have that nagging questions of "what if"...and it seems to workin for ya to boot!~ :)
Love you guys!
missy

Dee said...

you guys rock.... and he is going to be a star.. well i am sure he is already a star but you know what i mean.... the song is great.

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

LOVE the song... and I am not a big rock fan... there are a few artists I like tho and Kevin's band and that song will def make it to my iPod

Gina said...

So cool! Love the song!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love the song and it sounds like a hit to me, Good luck (;

Michelle said...

Kevin & Layla, It's so nice to see you guys both doing what you love! Kev, you have a great voice...can't wait to see the completed video! You guys are living the American Dream!
xoxo
Michelle

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

Wicked
Awesome!!!

Laura Lynn said...

Love the tune! Can't wait for the video!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That is too cool Layla! Tell Kevin he did great!!

Jaime said...

oh layla, you lucky duck you.
/sigh

that is one cd i know i am purchasing. cannot wait for the single... what a fantastic song!

Midwest Cottage & Finds! said...

wow! that was really cool--it was really great seeing kevin do what he does!! you both are such a inspiring young couple-very talented and very genuine...it is so great to see young couples doing what they love! your mothers must be proud!

sreil1 said...

I just found your blog last week and I am in love with everything you guys do!!! Since I am behind in times, what is the name of Kevin's band, and is there a cd available? I love music and my kids are now 9 & 11 and are starting to get into it as well. I know they would love the band too!

Future Mrs. D said...

you guys... you are doing it!!!! wowsa!!!! That is my kind of music totally.. I'm rootin for ya... ~ Amber

Kori said...

wow, they sound great! love the song...definitely a cd i would purchase! congrats.....

michelle said...

That is so cool!! I can't wait to see the final video! Thank you for sharing!!

MrsStingfish said...

SO COOL LAYLA! you must be so proud of him. :) that's awesome. love the tune. thanks for sharing.
-crissy

Odile said...

All I can say is WOW! What a great song and sound! What is the name of the band? I would love to purchase their music! You too seem like such a warm genuine couple- really nice people always connect with really nice people (the photographer)!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Awesome! Love it! So dang cool.

The Aros Family said...

SO DANG COOL! Love the song and the video looks like it's gonna be great! What an amazing band and what an amazing team you and Kevin make. Is it weird to say I'm proud of y'all? lol

~Aleigh

Kim said...

It's been a long time since I've commented, but I had to post to sound that they sound GREAT!!! He has a hit on his hands!

Ally said...

Haha, that's awesome!

Someday I'm going to hear that song on the radio and comment to anyone within earshot "oh that's Kevin's new song. He and his wife Layla are such a delightful couple" and then people will think I'm super cool!

Lili said...

Pretty awesome sound, very impressed!!!
thanks

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I feel like a cool person just from watching that. (And the fact that I just said that means that I'm probably not...) I had to steal away from my little home schooling hoodlums for five minutes to watch... for a minute there I forgot I even had kids. Maybe I should watch it again real quick. LOL Okay... back to real life.

bzsclmom said...

Layla & Kevin,
Wow!! That looks great, and I looked up his band to hear a few other songs, and they are just fantastic! (And here I've been coming here for the home remodeling advice!)
Good luck to you both !

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Very cool! The song sounds awesome, can't wait to see the final video!

Kate said...

LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE Oh wait, this isn't Facebook. I'm a huge Trust Co. fan and happened upon this blog through PW and really - it can not be coincidence!!! I can't wait for the new CD to come out. I need running music for my 1st half marathon in Jan!

Juggling Thoughts @ One Fine Wire said...

That's fantastic - how cool!!!

Stacey said...

Oh the song the song the song! So good - cannot wait to see it all finished up...awesome...
Thanks for the sneak peak!

Jen Vogt said...

Oh my gosh, as if I didn't already have enough reasons to love you two! Kevin, you are fantastically talented...can't wait to hear more of that song! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Totally cool! I love the song!!! Great job!

gg said...

LOVE THE SONG!!!!

Tricia said...

So incredibly cool! Congrats, Kevin!!!

MeenyMoe said...

What a great behind the scenes video! Love the song! Your hubby has a great set of pipes! LOL I can say that, right?! Can't wait to see the finished product! You must post it on here when it comes out so we can see the end result! -Karen

Emily said...

Is it bad if I say that I LOVE Kevin?! But I LOVE the song too. Can't wait!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great song, Kevin! Thanks for sharing, Layla. Looking forward to seeing the finished video.

Jackie said...

Kevin and the band are Great! I Like their sound! I'm sure my kids will as well. They're 16 and 18. Can't wait to show them. You and Kevin are definately on your way up! I feel great things ahead for both of you :) Congratulations! :) That's so exciting :D

justpluckingdaisies said...

Awesome! Can't wait for the video. What is the band's name? Love it!

Woven and Spun said...

That looked like an absolute blast! Thanks to the nice people who let you take video footage :)
My biggest question is, will Kevin's CD be available in Australia?! If not, you'll have to ship some down here for me to sell ;)

Jennifer T. said...

So cool, Layla and Kevin! The song is AWESOME! Can't wait for it to totally blow up!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That was awesome to watch! How cool! Love the song and can't wait to hear in on the radio. :)

Tanya said...

So cool! I hope your hubby does amazingly well. I seriously fell in love w/him when he offered to take off his shirt so you wouldn't burn your fingers on the steering wheel. I've been married over ten years and it is something my own hubby would do. In fact -- just a few weeks my own hubby took off his shirt so our son would have something to VOMIT it. UGH!!! So romantic I know. :)

Bridget said...

How fun was this video?! Love the song!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kevin and Layla...this is sooo exciting! Love the song...it will be huge! :)

Smedley Family said...

Layla . . . that is SOOOO COOL!!! Can't wait to hear it!!!!

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Jen Borden said...

Great song! p.s. my hubby has that same STP t-shirt! LOL

Mrs. Prepperoni said...

Ahem- Boston girl comment coming...

You spelled Varitek wrong!!! Gasp!

jayma15 said...

That song sounds like a hit! I love the "sound" and can't wait to hear it on the radio and say, I know this song!! LOL

Kevin looked TIRED!!

You guys rock!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How exciting! Really fun to get a behind-the-scenes look at the video. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Brooke said...

Love the song!

Screaming Meme said...

So awesome! :) Kevin came across a little edgier with the music playing and tattoos showing...lol So cool! And the girl in the video is gorgeous! My son would flip...lol I can't wait to see the video...LOVE the music!

Homegrown Photography said...

Holy crap! Kevin has a super-awesome voice! Where do I buy the CD? :) I can't wait to hear the whole song...you two are such an inspiration! Y'all are just proof that if you follow God's lead, great things will happen.

Lindy said...

How cool it that - and a great sounding song to boot! Can't wait to see (and hear) the whole thing!
Good luck to you both!