Country singer/songwriter JD Reynolds set the scene for “a no muss, no fuss kinda night” with her new video for Whatever. The music video features Reynolds and her girl gang jumping in their Jeep Gladiators and heading out for a night at the bar, where they enjoying each other’s company, simply because it’s all they need.
The project was produced by Tommirock (www.tommirock.com) in New South Whales, Australia, and was shot using Blackmagic Design’s Ursa Mini Pro G2 with Xeen cinema lenses and Tiffen filters to the Blackmagic RAW codec.
For the Jeep shots, director/DP Joel Black says the team rigged their van with speedrail and attached a Black Arm to support the DJI Ronin 2 gimbal stabilizer and Blackmagic Ursa Mini camera. The bar scenes, in which the girls party and dance on the counter top, were lit using Forza 500 LED COB lights and Nanlite 30C Parvo tubes, helping to bring color in from behind the bar.
Editing was done in-house at Tommirock, with Zacari Stoltenberg cutting the project in DaVinci Resolve while Black simultaneously performed the grade in the studio’s color suite.
“We have a centralized NAS, which holds all the RAW data and DaVinci Resolve database over a 10GBE network,” Black explains. “We have multiple suites that allow us to simultaneously work on projects.”
Tommirock uses 2020 Mac Pro computers and DaVinci Resolve hardware panels in both its editing and color suites. In addition to Black and Stoltenberg, Emily-Rose Steel contributed to the project, serving as a camera assistant.