I decided early on that I would not rely on a multi angle setup, instead staying true to our Blogotheque tradition - with only one camera and a close lens, in long takes. With an artist of her stature it was a gamble - no safety net, but it paid off. It's like Alicia is singing in your living room, which most of us don’t get to experience so often.
Quote from Alicia Keys:
“This was undeniably one of the coolest, most magical and intimate moments I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been dying to share this video.”
Usually all the star power in a movie video is via the film footage. Not the case here, as Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and even composer Hans Zimmer all show up to electrify NYC just as much as what we see in the Spider-Man 2 clips.
Alicia Keys is doubtlessly a music icon, but here she echoes some other classic performers, ranging from the bejweled showgirl poses of Josephine Baker to bravaura stage shows of Gladys Knight and her Pips.
New Day, new month, new video from Alicia Keys, directed by world famous fashion photographer turned video director Indrani. The video is off her latest album, Girl on Fire, and features footage from a previously recorded iTunes performance.
Alicia Keys has fire on her mind lately — from 'Girl on Fire' to her newest clip, "The Fire We Make.'" Director Chris Robinson takes Alicia and co-star Maxwell to the original home of things getting heated: New Orleans.