We had the pleasure of joining GOOGLE and John Legend to present his latest video single from his upcoming album. The special thing about this video is that it was shot all on GOOGLE’s Pixel2 phone. This is very impressive as we are seeing people getting more and more creative with the amazing camera on this phone. Here are some of John Legend’s thoughts from that evening and check out and enjoy the video.
G: Why did you decide to shoot it on Pixel?
J: We thought it would be cool to shoot it on Pixel because the camera is amazing and we were fascinated by the idea of using a smartphone to film a big budget music video, a video that brings the smartphone dating experience to life.
G: What’s your favorite moment from the video?
I love the transformation scene in the bridge where you see everything freeze and become surreal before we fast forward to a fantasy wedding.
G: What surprised you about filming the video with smartphones?
J:It was really seamless. We’re so used to doing everything with expensive cameras when we do these major shoots. But the experience of filming with smartphones felt really natural and the quality from Pixel was amazing.
G: How do you think technology like smartphones can help aspiring artists and creators get noticed?
J: The technology people can use to create has become more accessible and democratized. And there are so many new ways to inexpensively publish your work. This is true in music, filmmaking and other fields. I love it. It’s a boon for creativity and gives so many more people the ability to tell their story and express their vision.