This is slightly outside of my normal fair (no one dies, no one's miserable) but I'm happy to say I loaded it with theory. It probably feels a little silly to talk about Godard while kids are jumping around in a playground, but everything I've ever learned about editing served me pretty well in the editing of this movie and Godard's work especially, top of the pile. We also borrowed liberally from Richard Lester's work with the Beatles. I had an hour of footage to turn into a 2 and a half minute kids video but I didn't do most of the work on this. The legwork was done by Larissa Hopwood who got all these kids to show up and woke her band up to be at a park at 7:30 in the morning. I just showed up and filmed it. Larissa deserves all the credit. This is her band and her project on display, which comes from a wonderful album of kids music she wrote and recorded in our hometown and I happened to walk into Siren Records one day while she was working and she asked if I'd be interested in making what turned into the video below. I had a blast, I'm proud of this video and I was thrilled to work with Larissa. I'd do it again in a heart beat, but don't worry, I'll get back to making characters miserable very soon!