“I Could Have Been a Rocket Scientist” was the album title. I endeavored with my bandmates to create a narrative of a hapless inventor who risks it all and almost loses everything. We expressed it through an album design documenting a rocket launch gone awry and accompanying liner notes that range across the inventor’s idea-filled lab. Burst-shooting the photographs for the cover, we realized they looked like stop-motion captures, and were inspired to write a music video around the frames. The video for “Sunrise Over Venus” was shot soon afterwards, and finished with a combination of love and gifts from friends in our community. The video was recognized by io9.com and played at the 2012 Utah Film Festive ‘Fear No Film’ program.
Sunrise Over Venus
Executive Producer: Marilyn Duncan
Producer/Writer/Director/Editor: Daniel Loyd
Director of Photography: Tomi Skarica
Graphics: Adam Jenkins, Daniel Loyd
Label: Soona Songs