We love rock and roll. Period.
In March of 2011, Justin Staggs, a wonderful director we have worked with a lot in the past years on music videos, contacted us after winning a slot in a contest created by the Foo Fighters, for a position to make a video for one the songs on their then upcoming new album. The glitch was, the Foo Fighters could not be in it. Justin came up with a hilarious scenario with the Foo Fighters as old rocker dudes getting together in a post-apocalyptic future to “jam” under a bridge – but under a bridge during a Minnesotan winter! The site was in a Minneapolis park, under a huge old concrete bridge, which held the cold like an icebox.
There was a lot of snow and ice still around, but it turned out to be just below freezing, so ice was melting, and there was a soft, misty rain falling all day. We arrived at 5am in the pitch-black morning, slipping and sliding into the mud and ice, trying to set up lighting to build the set. MWP were acting as production designers for this show, produced by Shane Nelson. So we were hauling giant set pieces – particularly the electric sign you see in the background -- and we were cold, wet, and stinky after only a few hours. Nevertheless, we all had a lot fun working together (including a random three-legged dog who showed up on the set!), and left 21 hours later – again in the dark -- under the ghastly Minnesota conditions, and we made a great video! Be sure to check it out the Behind The Scenes video here, and the final video here!