Brant’s brand new music video for the song Awake has been changing lives ever since the world premiere on June 22, 2013. Produced in Ottawa, Canada, by Hotcakes New Media and Moonrise Productions, the Awake music video offers a unique blend of real-life stories empowered by survival statements, with a positive spin on embracing life. The feedback has been overwhelming!
“Awake is wonderful and inspiring. It reminds us of the power of a song, especially when words and music are married like that.
Positive. Honest. Refreshing. Awake wakes something in all of us.”
Brent Corbeil, Boom 99.7 Ottawa
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Brant’s lyrical exploration and sensitivity compels the listener to create their own legacy in an upbeat, artistic adventure of messages that question love, life and the guidance that necessitates realism.
Brant came to me with the general concept of the video, wanting to mix in positive messages from fans and friends with the professional video footage. In order to make the video more engaging to the viewer, I proposed the fan videos build up to a turning point in the song where everyone flips the card to reveal the same message. I also proposed we incorporate live footage of him performing and backstage to tie the user submitted videos into the main video, and that he start the video outdoors, walking toward the main performance venue until he ultimately walks on stage to perform. The video was shot on a Sony FS700 with 50mm and zoom lenses. The video was won an Award of Distinction from the 2013 Videographer Awards.