“Austin Daniel-I Wanna Love You” Music Video Production

A few weeks ago, our team produced a music video for local artist Austin Daniel for his new song "I Wanna Love You" now available on Itunes, spotify, google music and more! 

 About the artist

“My name is Austin Daniel. I'm seventeen years old & I'm a country artist from the Cincinnati, Ohio area. I was exposed to all genres of music at such a young age. My grandpa was a huge fan of music, especially country. He had a huge collection of vinyl records & CDs that he would constantly be playing around his house. When he'd pick me up from school, we'd always go back to his house & have jam sessions, listening to anybody from Elvis to Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton to AC/DC. I'd say that he's the main reason why I got so into music and performing at such a young age.”

 The Story/inspiration behind  "I Wanna Love You"

“It's funny because I actually wrote "I Wanna Love You" after a break-up kind of thing that I had with this girl. We had been good friends throughout high school and even had a couple of classes together. We eventually started hanging out more. We'd go on these little dates together to breakfast or to the mall. She had even asked me to go to prom with her!  I was getting so excited because I knew, ever since we became friends, this girl was somebody that I could really see myself being with and falling in love with. As time went along, she ended up telling me that she didn't want anything except a friendship. I was really upset. But instead of writing some bashful, hardcore break-up song, I decided to write "I Wanna Love You"  a song that is about everything that I wish that I could had with this girl.”

The experience and process with Kodjo & his team

“I've known for a while now that I've wanted to work with Kodjo & his team actually. I had seen some of their past videos & projects through a friend. After checking them out, I told my manager, before we even had even written "I Wanna Love You", that I wanted to work with him! I knew it would be such an amazing experience working with them & the experience that I've had so far with Kodjo & his team has been so much more than I could ever have imagined it would be! He is such an amazing artist in so many different ways. He has had such a strong vision for what he saw with this song ("I Wanna Love You") & he has done such an amazing job at making it all come to life. He's even showed me a side of the song that I never saw before, so that was also very cool to witness throughout this whole process. He pays attention to everything that's working in the music world right now & tries to incorporate a lot of that with ideas for wardrobe, shots, storylines, etc. I've also noticed that his mind works a lot like mine! It's constantly on the go, trying to come up with different ideas or trying to plan everything out perfectly. Kodjo has already been somebody that I've felt honored to work with & is someone that I'd definitely trust and believe in to make whatever your project is come to life.”

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Austin Daniel-I Wanna Love You (Official Music Video)
Directed by Kodjo Somana
Director of Photography: Yazmin R. Daruda, Kodjo Somana
Special Thanks: Mikaela Whaley, Mack's Tavern, Angel Lane, David Watkins
Behind The scenes Photo & Video: Katia Craig & Serge Somana

Pre-Production & Why it's Important to Videography

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? 

Pre-production plays a big part in our process when it comes to videography & filmmaking. Whether it's another wedding, corporate project, music video or a feature film. We like to prep and plan before every production. Doing this allow us to visualize every shot before production and it gives us the opportunity to develop the concept even further.

THE VISION  

This is one of our favorite part about the process! Learning about your vision and discussing the different ways to bring it all together visually. Now you may be thinking, where, when and how do we begin? We start with a treatment, a proposal of different ideas relating to your vision, product or business. This part of the process allows us to take your ideas and evolve it to make it even bigger and exciting and we do this by organizing what we all ready have and adding more to it.

THE BREAKDOWN                                                                                                                            

  • The Treatment: A detailed break down proposal of the concept

  • A Rough Concept: Now that we have a rough concept to work with, let’s develop it further.

  • Developing The Concept: References, mood boards, shot list.

  • Feedback: Your feedback during the process is important to us. Once we get this far into the process, we would like to hear your thoughts.

  • Revising The Concept: After listening to your feedback, we go back and make the necessary revisions before moving forward.

  • Finalizing The Concept: This is where it all comes together!

PRODUCTION

  • Finding the right gear for the project

  • Bring your vision to life on set

  • Documenting the Process with behind the scenes photos & videos

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POST PRODUCTION

  • Visual composition-The right cuts to keep the audience engaged

  • Setting the right tone & mood by color correcting and grading

  • Feedback-We like to hear your feedback to Improving the visuals.

  • Revising the visuals: This is it! The final moments!

  • Deliver the final content!

We want to make sure you are satisfied with the final product so it is very important to us that you are comfortable during the whole process, so we make it as easy as we can for you!

Check out some of the work we've done for our client and learn about their experience with us! Kodjoarts Videogaphy & Photography LLC provides high quality services at an affordable price. At the end of the day seeing a smile on your face, make us happy.