MILFORD, CT — The team at In-Class Productions (www.inclassproductions.com), here, spent the better part of a year coordinating, shooting and editing the new Soundtrack music video for artist Eliot Lewis, who is also a member of the Daryl Hall & John Oates band.
According to In-Class executive producer Jay Johnson, who is a partner in the company with producer/DP/editor Ronald Michael, the project marks the second music video they have done with Lewis — Crusade being the first. Lewis also appears in the studio’s upcoming TV series, Open Mic Reality.
The goal of the Soundtrack video was to create visuals that would help convey what song is about: when a listener hears a song and is instantly transported back in time to the first time they heard the tune. The video includes new performance footage of Lewis and imagery of record albums, a 33rpm turntable, jukebox and pinball machine, all helping to reinforce the flashback idea.
Hall and Oates both make cameos in the video, playing guitar along with Lewis, as do the Bacon brothers — Kevin and Michael. In fact, composer Michael Bacon’s New York studio was used for several scenes in the shoot.
In-Class relied on Sony’s FS 100 as the primary camera, along with DSLRs. The project was edited by edited by Michael and Johnson using Adobe Premiere Pro. The video was released on Super Bowl Sunday at a party that also tied in with the ongoing production of the Open Mic Reality series.