Music Video: Fallen Leaves by Marcus Matteo, featuring Daniel Peters

Music Video: Fallen Leaves by Marcus Matteo, featuring Daniel Peters from John Gress on Vimeo.

The mood of the song ruled the day when it came to coming up with the art direction for this video. Long cuts, smooth movement and soft yet dramatic lighting was used to bring out the emotion’s of Marcus Matteo’s voice and the precision picking of guitarist Daniel Peters.

Chicago music video director video production company behind the scenes

To create the overall mood of the shoot I back-lit the fog machine enhanced set with three HMI’s gelled blue and then lit the talent predominantly with a 300-watt Tungsten bulb in a Chinese lantern (not bad for $30) and a then I used a Kino Flo for Dan’s hair and another one to edge out Marcus’ left side.


To finish the look I used a 3×6′ Photoflex silver reflector for fill, a fan to keep the smoke off their faces and I kept the shots moving with a Kessler Pocket Jib.



Download Marcus Matteo’s free album of original music here!

Music Video Technical Information

Shot as 422HQ C-Log with the Canon C100 w/ Atomos Ninja 2 graded in DaVinci Resolve using FilmConvert and Osiris Vision 6.

Zeiss ZE 35mm f1.4
Zeiss ZE 50mm f2



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