Friday, October 11, 2013

Andrew in a Music Video with Internationally Acclaimed Singer Alex Boye

Andrew playing at Tony Grove

The orchestra playing at Tony Grove

A few weeks ago Andrew played a violin solo at our Stake Standards Night. He played extremely well and touched the 400 or so people there. Many people came up afterwards and told him how beautiful it was. One woman, Rhonda Thompson, said she was so impressed that she wanted to see if he would be interested in being part of a small orchestra for a music video she was doing in October.

We assumed this would be a small time production -- how wrong we were. The video was shot today at one of our favorite places -- Tony Grove in Logan Canyon -- by a professional team with an office in Nashville. The star of the video is the singing and video star, Alex Boye. Last year Boye did a very impressive video with the Piano Guys that has been viewed 20 million times! Here is the link if you want to watch it:

Andrew was part of a small orchestra that included three violins, two cellos and one base. The Director told me, "He is terrific -- so expressive and wonderful -- we got some great shots of him..." Obviously the orchestra will be a very small part of the final music video but I suspect it will include a few good shots of Andrew.  It also will feature two grand pianos on the shore of Tony Grove.

Unloading the pianos

The two grand pianos on the shore of Tony Grove
At 8,000 feet Tony Grove is the highest point you can reach on a paved road in Logan Canyon. Storms over the last couple of days had dropped snow in the mountains and when we got there this morning we found an inch or two of snow. (The production crew used a tractor remove the snow from the place where the orchestra played). The temperature was in the mid thirties and there was a bitter wind blowing. While it was a beautiful morning, it was clearly not ideal for playing a stringed instrument.  However, they had a large trailer the performers could stay in while not filming and a big blower/heater to keep them warm while they were being filmed. Even with that heater Andrew said his hands were so cold during some of the "takes" that the strings on his violin felt like they were going to cut his fingers.

The camera filming

In production

Tony Grove

The video will be completed in a month or so. I look forward to seeing it.


Jill said...

This is so great! My famous cousin Andrew! I can't wait to see the final cut.

Emilie said...

Andrew, this is crazy! You are so famous. That first picture of you is really dreamy. Very handsome.

Emily + Eric said...

Andrew! This is so amazing. We need to have a premiere party so we can all watch it.

STEPHEN said...

So cool!