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Reflecting Back on “Let’s Get Physical”


Shooting “Let’s Get Physical” at a gym was a ton of work for us, namely because of the mirrors. You know how gyms are, almost all weightlifting areas are completely surrounded by mirrored walls, making it an intense challenge to find good angles of our duo as they lifted without catching their reflections in one mirror or another, or the reflections of our crew. Still, even with our best attempts, some scenes required us to work a little magic and erase extraneous people from the final footage.

In the original video, that guy with the ladder moves through the background as the camera pans up.  In order to erase a person behind that many layers of machinery with a camera in motion, Alan came up with the solution to photoshop a blank version of the mirrored wall and have it move in sync with the camera.  It worked great, but he’ll admit… “that was kind of a nightmare”.  Check out the seamless switch out when you cast yourself in the music video!


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