LONG ISLAND, NY — Card Reader, the Long Island-based pop-punk quartet, has released a new video for a track off their upcoming EP, “Mental Scars”, which is set for release November 10th. The Mental Scars (feat. Ryan Beebe) video has a garage-band aesthetic, with the band — guitarist/vocalist Tom Petito, drummer Rob Cigliano, guitarist Marc Lambert and bassist/vocalist Matt Sullivan — performing in a raw, wooden structure lit by hanging bulbs and carnival lights.
Sean Ageman of Washed Up Media (@WashedUpMedia) wore many hats, acting as director, DP and editor.
“The video was shot using a Sony A7Sii, mounted to a DJI Ronin-M stabilizer,” he recalls. “The majority of the video was shot with a 28mm lens, but for the stationary shots of Tom, I used my 55mm, filmed in 24fps at 4K and edited in 1080p.”
The video’s slow motion clips were shot at 120fps. Ageman posted the video using the Adobe CC suite.
“The editing was all done in Premiere Pro, aside from the shots where we superimposed a clip into a cellphone,” he notes. “Those where done using a combination of Photoshop and After Effects. It’s always a pleasure to work with a band that can provide a high energy performance and solid work ethic. These guys made my job easy.”