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Booty Planets Align to Save the World for Earth Day 2020

Shake off those coronavirus lockdown blues, everybody — it’s Earth Day! And the booty planets have aligned to bring you this sketch comedy invitation to save the world altogether — all together. So get up off of your seat and MOVE YOUR PLANETARY PUDDING!

By Austin Alward – Austin is a director, producer, and camera operator. He is known for his work on Logan (2017), Self/less (2015) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

Here is Austin Alward’s IMDb page.

Cinematographer: Bron Moyi
Treehugger Girl: Marian Gay
Witer/Director: Austin AlwardVimeo

Ben Epstein aka DJ Yamin

Here’s what Austin said about this music video shoot.


Where did you guys shoot and when?

“We filmed in New Orleans on Sunday, January 5.”

How long was production?

“8 hours, and we broke for lunch ;-)”

What was your post-production process like?

“As everyone was working regular jobs that pay regular money, our dailies sat untouched for a couple months until my regular editor Andrew Wallace and I managed to get together for I believe it was two brief assembly edit sessions before the Coronavirus lockdown kicked in. We set our sights on an Earth Day release, and Andrew did an amazing job tackling the animations and titles working from home on FinalCutX and AfterEffects. Ben Epstein, who runs NoLa Mix Records and helped us out on Le Grand Remix, was kind enough to allow us to use his “Triggerman Redux” track at the end of the film.”

What’s your favorite shot in the video?

“I kind of fell in love with the wide slow motion shot of the booty planets aligned at the end — it’s the entire cast/crew (minus Bron who was behind the camera) plus my French farmer in-laws — we shot it in the middle of the shoot day — it’s our only anamorphic shot, so there’s an aspect ratio shift that sets it apart from the rest of the movie — and I think it sort of says everything we set out to say about regular people getting together to tackle a heavy situation in a lighthearted way.”

What are you looking to direct next?

“I feel like I’ve still got a first feature in the slow cooker somewhere. So I’ve been trying to carve out some time during this whole Covid19 slowdown to try and write a script that’s fun and interesting with a modest enough budget to get off the ground without moving mountains. It feels like I may be onto a script that fits the bill, but it’s still a little soon to tell. I’ll let you know when I reach the end.”

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