'Test Yourself' by Sea of Bees
Filmed over a few weekends in Stinson Beach and Bolinas with the help of cinematographer friend, Jyoti Alexander, we scoured the lands for our favorite spots in an attempt to showcase the natural quirkiness of the two band members against the backdrop of Northern California’s beautiful coastline.
Jules, myself, and snail maker extraordinaire, Sean Hayashi, all pitched in our craftiness to create a hand-made look for the video’s intermittent stop motion punctuations.
Though the video is an adventure-based tale, the true challenges were behind the scenes. The wind and sun movement created only tiny windows of usable shooting time and much of the gear and props were fashioned to be hauled long distances to these desired locations. For instance, the canvas tent was stabilized with door hinges, so that it could be folded flat into a one person carrying case.