Jessie Lau

Behind the Scenes on Red Handed Denial’s “Dirty Diana” MV

By February 21, 2016 Behind the Scenes

Last December, I went into the studio with Red Handed Denial when they recorded their Michael Jackson cover “Dirty Diana”, it was my first time in a recording studio and there were things that, as a music fan you don’t think or know about, until you see how it’s done and everything suddenly… makes sense. In January, the band recorded a music video with Brendan Jessamine and I did my usual thing and took BTS photos, but I also brought in a backdrop and took some new merch photos for the band’s webstore, and somehow we also managed to fit in a super quick promo session after all that! I love how this band keeps me on my toes.

Red Handed Denial is Lauren Babic, Tyson Dang, Chris Mifsud, Aleksei Perepelitsa, Dominick De Kauwe.

Here’s the cover!

Here’s the promo we took!

Shot with a Canon 430EXII with a silver umbrella to camera right. It’s always fun to see photos you took being used, whether in promotional items like this or just being shared on social media, it’s like seeing yourself through another person’s eyes.

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Here are photos!

The “getting ready” mirror shot

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Aleksei

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Hi Lauren!

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Red Handed Denial with director Brendan Jessamine

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Chris

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Aleksei and Lauren checking the RHD Instagram between takes

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Dom

This feels like an ad or something, I love this one

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The following photos are some of my favourites! Towards the end of the shoot I finally found out the best angle to shoot the whole band in (the key is to climb up on a chair), the idea was to show the whole band instead of focusing on individual shots since I had plenty of that. Adam Elmakias talks about the the feeling you get when you’re so stoked about a photo you want to “grab it out of the screen” — that was one of those moments for me. Sometimes you could spend hours in the same location feeling uninspired and then something clicks in your head and you do that and it works, the key now is to streamline that process and so you can get *there* faster.

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Thanks for reading!

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