Punk-rock band Chaser (chaserpunkrock.com) has released a new music video forGood Times. The track is off the band’s Dreamers album and takes the audience through the highs and lows of life, with the understanding that nothing - good or bad - lasts forever.
Chaser bassist/vocalist Jesse Stopnitzky says the track is the perfect song to kickoff summer 2021 and encourages listeners to get back to creating good times of their own.
Alex Zarek of Alex Zarek Art & Design (www.alexzarek.com) directed the video, which features the band and their friends enjoying good times throughout Huntington Beach, CA. The project was shot over the course of two days, back in October of 2020.
“These spots were essential for the nostalgic, light-hearted vibe we were going for, since the band members originate from that area,” Zarek explains. “In true run-and-gun style, and nothing more than a Sony A7sIII, handheld gimbal and drone, we ran around from place to place and captured a nice variety of things.”
Zarek says it was important to keep the emphasis on capturing real moments, rather than staging scenes.
“The song is about friendship and celebrating the good times, so it was easy to tap into that feeling since the band and their friends just naturally convey that sentiment.”
After the shoot, Zarek I took the footage back home to Chicago for the edit, sharing updates with the band as it evolved.
“It was really special to see such a meaningful project come together on (an Adobe) Premiere Pro timeline after a fun weekend in beautiful California with four awesome guys and their friends and families.”