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David Wax Museum “Will You Be Sleeping?” Official Music Video, Behind the Scenes

0 Comments 24 Jul, 2012

When the Boston-based David Wax Museum came for a visit last fall and told us they wanted Monkeywhale to make the official music video for their upcoming album we were, to say the least, very excited.  We’ve had the pleasure of knowing these fine folks for about two years since they first came to our old kitchen and charmed us with their eclectic tunes, great spirits, and willingness to play badminton on a chilly day.  They’ve been hard at work on the road and off ever since–winning over thousands of fans at the Newport Folk Festival, signing with Ramseur Records, opening for acts like The Avett Brothers and The Old 97′s, getting well deserved shout-outs from everyone from NPR to The New Yorker, touring China (most recently) and, most importantly, continuing to make truly inventive, wonderful music. 

As April approached we rounded up our Monkeywhalers and began making plans for a shoot that we hoped would do justice to this very fantastic band.  Brainstorming took place,  a few favors were called in, locations were secured, and the results were a very fun-filled two days with some of the nicest people (and, I must admit, a very nice snake named Petey) one could dream of working with.   We are so honored that the David Wax Museum chose Monkeywhale to make their video and came all the way to Greensboro for it to happen.   We hope you like the results.  More photos from the shoot on flickr.

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

 

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Produtions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

 

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

David Wax Museum Video Shoot, Monkeywhale Productions

 

Special thanks to:

Kit Rodenbough and the awesome crew at Design Archives

Coach Mike at the Greater Greensboro Boxing Academy

Adelaide’s Vintage Home and Garden

Kristy Jackson

Jason Easter and Petey

Ken Toda at Huemax

Dallas Baker

Janak Patel at Mangal LLC

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carolyn - who has written 229 posts on Monkeywhale Productions
Carolyn de Berry is a partner, producer and photographer for Monkeywhale Productions. Hailing from Portland, CT Carolyn now lives in Greensboro, NC where she spends much time plotting world domination with her fellow Monkeywhalers, loading and unloading gear, making coffee, copying release forms, shooting b-roll video, and documenting the craziness of the Monkeywhale’s journey with production stills and behind the scenes coverage. A graduate of Guilford College and the Commercial Photography program at RCC, Carolyn is a freelance photographer specializing in landscape, documentary and event photography. More of her work can be seen at carolyndeberry.com
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