Mimi Zulu - It rains love

I worked on this music video for Mimi Zulu back in 2013, and always come back to it as inspiration for more video work. I had no story board for this video, and no idea what I was going to do, but I knew Mimi and her husband lived in a cool space that they had created for themselves and that we’d somehow find backdrops and lighting that would create the mood for the video.

The opening scene is just her husband walking up behind her with a blanket they had. The lighting coming in from both sides of her sitting at the dining table were windows they had and we lit incense and had it burn under the lens to give it the smoke effect. The circular white lights were hanging on the wall in their basement studio, so I just placed her in front of them and the bokeh from them looked great.

This video spanned a few weeks as we had to collect other footage of the dancer on one day, and the violinist another.

I created this video with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens.

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