After numerous rounds of testing we were finally happy with the look of the projections: a pure conversion of music into light. But at this point we realized that the video needed something else. The song to us was about 'different versions' of self and we set about representing this visually. We discovered that by projecting the vocals onto the model, and then moving her and filming her a second time with the bass, we could create a sort of conversation: two selves that would coexist in the frame and be able to appear to interact. Then as the parts of the music ebb and flow, the different 'selves' appear and disappear, representing the metamorphosis. We achieved this using a 8-axis motion control camera system, synched with the video projectors. With this system we would just press a button, and everything would start: the song played, the camera moved and the light flowed in perfect synch. Each shot was filmed in several passes with our super talented, beautiful model, Ashleigh Baugh. Tracking marker passes would later allow us to incorporate additional BG star elements on 3D cards in Nuke. We composited the passes together while shooting - to not only ensure post would be a smooth process - but to guide Ashleigh's performance, eye-lines and blocking. Director of Photography Mike Misslin and I programmed the camera movements, and Mike finessed the projector angles: the only lights used, except for the green-screen in the final shot. Aniela and I collaborated with Choreographer Melody Sample to create a performance that showed an evolution of self: from very timid and shy, to curious, to expressive and confident and finally peaceful and enlightened. We decided to project all the graphics with a red color palette - since that is more flattering on skin - and then remapped the colors to blues in post.