International Show is an amazing producer and artist based in Boston, MA. With years of experience in the industry and trials and tribulations that led to a spiritual awakening he has now dedicated his life to educating youth and bringing Christian music to a more mainstream audience. With a remarkable flow and incredibly production, we certainly think he’s right on track! Read more to find out about the process of creating the video for his latest release “Rise” featuring The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers.
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically in this way?
We wanted to capture the isolation that many people are feeling in the current pandemic. When I thought of Rise, I think of being above the clouds and just gaining momentum. Airplanes use that momentum to rise and fly above everything. So we wanted to tie that to the various emotions that COVID has forced us to feel, and remind everyone that you can remain strong and rise above all the weight that tries to keep us on the ground.
What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
A main thing i wanted to be focused on was showing homage/gratitude to the frontliners and remind them that their sacrifices do not go unnoticed. I also wanted to provide some encouragement to those who don’t know how to channel how they feel about the current times, and offer an alternative to the negative reports we see on the news which can be overwhelming. When we supporting each other we all are moving forward and hope is possible.
What was the process of making this video?
We had to find a desolate place that had a big open feeling. This place put us in the vibe of social distancing because it was so empty. Also the drone gave the aerial views that simulate a “take-off” feeling, which was intentional to help the viewers feel empowered that their view is truly changing when you shift your thoughts. My videographer ( IG: @shotbytanj) is so creative and the slo-mo and smoke give the dramatic effect that channels the emotions that many are feeling at this time.
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