AIDEN SINCLAIR: ILLUSIONS OF THE PASSED
Back in early February of 2018, Denver Punk Rock band The Ghoulies enlisted my help for their premiere music video. Having worked together on album cover and promotional photoshoots in the past, along with a docu-promo for their second album years before, I was thrilled to finally get in the driver's seat on a legitimate music video for these guys. With their third album, Midnight in America (released March 31st), the Ghoulies really discovered their creative voice, taking the audience on a ride through the urban legends and fun of classic Americana through the lens of punk rock mixed with heavy flavors of old time rock and roll and blues. With that penchant for old horror movies, I wanted to make sure we called back the right old films appropriately with this video (and any subsequent work into the future). Though Texas Machete was inspired by a late-night need for a Walmart machete after a sketchy gig in New Mexico on an earlier tour, we obviously wanted to call back to the old horror classic, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Certainly I like going with a more modern and clean look to my work generally, but here, being able to grunge it up and overdo the color grade to be reminiscent of an old time VHS and film look. We shot the video in the span of an afternoon, real run-and-gun style, having some fun and using natural light as best we could, racing daylight until the very end.
And I'd say the final product kicks some serious ass.
Director, Editor, Colorist, and Camera: Karl Pfeiffer.
The Ghoulies: Adam Moore, Connor Randall, Jake Yergert, Dan Yergert, Spencer Lovell
Location: Danny Cash Hot Sauce.
Song: "Texas Machete" off the Midnight in America, album. 2018.