Davy Knowles' recent music video Hell To Pay was directed by Jim Arbogast. The song is featured on the artist’s new album - "What Happens Next" - which debuts on Friday, October 22nd.
Hell To Pay features Knowles performing inside a subtly-lit studio, as well as in a Chicago warehouse. Footage of the city’s streets and landmarks are intercut with his performance.
According to Arbogast, the performance footage was captured at Shirk Studios.
“Davy had a connection there for the scenes in the sound studio,” Arbogast recalls. “Steve (Shirk), the owner of the studio, was very helpful and accommodating - great guy!”
The scenes in the ‘stone room’ were shot in a warehouse and in a record store called Kiss The Sky.
“Davy and I went all around the city to find the perfect spot and it just happened to be by the record store,” the director recalls. “They were extremely generous with the locations - very nice people.”
Arbogast says the challenge for the production was getting everything done in such a short time. This included the location scouting. Ultimately, the video was shot using a Sony A7S III with shoulder rigs and a camera cage. Arbogast wore many hats, shooting and editing the piece, in addition to directing it. The edit was completed using Apple Final Cut Pro X.