Full Music Video for the track "People's Park" by Baltimore band HORSE LORDS.
Digital Video / 5 min. (2020)
Direction, Cinematography, & Edit by Corey Hughes
Choreography by Melissa Ivester
Skaters: Melissa Ivester, Victoria Bush, Vince Shacknies, Isabelle Shacknies, Sylvia Johnson
Filmed at THE GARDENS ICE HOUSE in Laurel, Maryland.
Experimental documentation of a figure skating routine specifically choreographed to the track "People's Park" by Horse Lords. A group of talented youth Figure Skaters learned the choeography and performed the routine for the shoot at an outdoor rink. The camera was mounted to a Easy rig and operated by an ice skating Corey Hughes. Having the camera handheld and on the ice allowed for more dynamic and energetic camera movement, closely following and reacting to the figure skating routine. Digital zooms and re-positioning were added in post-production to add in a digital element that counters the filmic texture of the images and creates an etheral quality to the video.