I am a jill-of-all-trades multimedia artist and can help out film and/or musical projects in a number of unique ways.
The concept for “Beautiful” is a psychological delve into the high-fashion shoot. It is inspired by the fashion and production sense of a Lady Gaga or Pink video, but adding social commentary in the hopes of empowering viewers. Many people, of all genders, are affected by a skewed vision of reality, and what is considered to be “beautiful”. The reasons why people don’t see themselves as beautiful are varied. We as individuals can either accept the societal standard and let it rule our perceptions of ourselves, or we can accept that everyone is different and take steps towards creating the version of ourselves that make us happy. With this music video and song, I seek to empower those who live with distorted images of themselves in their minds.
The one woman production machine: Illustrator, director, AD, editor, composer, vfx... You need it? I can do it.
The musician is myself - this would be the fourth music video that I've fully produced, directed, and performed in, and my following has been steadily gaining over the past few months.
Here is the design of the main fashion shoot set - it's a steampunk-inspired elegant look well suited for a magazine cover photo shoot.
I'm pleased to showcase two very talented Canadian clothing designers in this video. Firstly, for DEROSNEC's main steampunk-themed costume, Toronto-based Absythetica creates traditional yet stunning corsetry worthy of a high-fashion shoot theme. For the featured dancer, Vancouver-based Scott Hurr will be creating a variation on one of his alternative butterfly wing designs, which brings a Kafka element to the video.
The mood and look of this video switches between a brightly lit (but still high contrast) high-fashion shoot/pop music video, and dramatic chiaroscuro one-point lighting. This juxtaposition is intended to signify the difference between what's seen and what's inside (or, the body vs. the mind).