Making the Music Video
Before the launch of his first-ever EP release Hermitage Academy, Alex Kollman (AKA Safari Al) came to me during the Summer of 2012 with hopes of showcasing his music release. Over the next few weeks, we collaboratively developed a story for his song Windswept. After some location scouting and finalizing pre-production, we started shooting the video in various locations across Kenosha and Milwaukee, WI (along with some footage Alex captured from his influential trip to Guatemala).
Upon its release, Impose Magazine agreed to debut the music video on their website, along with a small piece discussing the backstory of Windswept.
You can see the debut article below:
"Resting somewhere between the boom and bip of hip hop and the serene washes of electronica, "Windswept" is Safari Al feeling overwhelmed to a blissful hum. The track is balanced in loss and the melancholy of accepting the past as merely a page of a book to flip back to and remember fondly. Safari Al wrote his Highlands EP off the inspiration gathered from a trip to Guatemala. He opens "Windswept" in the belly of an airplane and then cold within a sleeping bag. He admits it's spacious enough for two and so begins the prompt for "Windswept", as that missing someone is recalled fondly. If this song is a page worth revisiting, Al makes sure to leave plenty of heart felt moments within the ledger."
Safari Al's music, including "Windswept" from the Highlands EP, is available at...