So this was a project I’ve shot for Diplo’s Mad Decent directed by my friend Shanne Hannas . I ended up shooting an extra weekend mostly by myself . The idea was to spend some time in Baltimore hang out with DJ Blaqstarr and with sweet Rye Rye(then only 16).It was really hot and confused most of the time,fun and dangerous,we lost a hard drive and our car broke and after 18 hours of work some guys tried to rob us with a gun, the cops came and they thought we had drugs and so on in a sequence of weird intense events. But most of time was fun and people were adorable.Baltimore its an interesting town and has lots of energy.It looks good too, urban beauty lives in contrast with not so beautiful landscapes witch makes the beauty even more beautiful. Our crew stick with the plan and we got the footage we needed. The label didn’t help much and editing (partially by my wife Lilka Hara) was hell since there was no money and the directors and producers relationship fell apart. The result was mind blowing , almost 1 million hits in a couple of weeks and is still hot besides the bad job that was done by the label to promote it for what the video really was: a beautiful,raw and courageous portrait of two really young and brilliant artists, both of them. Rye Rye and DJ Blaqstarr. The compression does not look great on you tube but thats how the audience saw it and thats the way it is. I am proud of it not just because the tour de force of the run and gun shooting result but also because the experience kind of opened my mind musically so musch that I am still getting the flashbacks to this day. We used an HVX straight out of the box.