So I tried my amateur filmmaking hand in making this video. I had one day in the summer of 2015 when I was home alone and I placed this Japanese doll (I think it’s a boy despite his long hair) around the house and shot videos. The first time around I just hand-held the camera, thinking that it was more interesting to look at that tripod-ed static shot, but then I reviewed the footage and realized the hand-shaking looked totally amateurish. So I did a second round, but by that time the sun had gone down and many of my shots were too dark. It wasn’t until the summer of 2016 that I got around to shooting one more batch. Now it’s the spring of 2017, so this video sat on my to-do pile for almost 3 years.
I was hoping to desaturate the color to make it look colder but I couldn’t figure out how to still make it look good so it’s closer to natural color. Final Cut Pro’s “Sketch” look gave me something interesting to look at instead.
But despite all the challenges, I am glad I made the video. “PK” is one of my all-time favorites and there are some iconic images in this video that makes the experience of the song that much richer.