This is my second music video for the Chicago-based Salsa band, Afinca’o. The song title,”Noche de Pasion”, literally translates to a Night of Passion. So, naturally, the band wanted the video to be sexy. I took a few suggestions the band gave me and came up with a concept about a girl and her internal struggle as the underlying theme of the video. We spent quite a bit of time casting our main female role, but once we found Brittany, we were ready to go. The video was shot on a Canon 6D and Zeiss CP2 lenses. It was edited and color graded in Premiere CS6 and Magic Bullets Colorista.
Starring Brittany Murata, Renier Rosario, and Joe Mende.
Extras: Claudia Love, Violeta Love, Evette Mora, Bella Ska, Kal-El Rosario, JonJon Garcia, Nick Anagnopoulos, Vanessa Flores, Janeen Bolden, Michelle Pacia, Mellody Reyes, Michael Mabborang, Alex Al-Hamdan, Chizu Rivera
Band: Joe Mende, Renier Rosario, Oscar Lopez, Richie Santiago, Chizu Rivera, AJ Peña
Executive Producers: Renier Rosario, Joe Mende
Producers: Renier Rosario, Joe Mende, Michael Nowicki
Director / Writer / DP / Editor / Colorist: Michael Nowicki
1st AC / Stills Photographer: Michael Mabborang
Grip: Alex Al-Hamdan
PA: John Robb
Hair: JonJon Garcia
Make-Up: Mellody Reyes
Cinaesthetic Films. 2014.