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This Christmas Barrel music video was an attempt at a parody of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, where we didn’t even bother rewriting the song. I wish we had had a camera with far more substantial dynamic range than my poor Canon 7D. I foolishly advised our director of photography that in the real music video, everything appeared to be a little overexposed, not realizing that this camera simply wouldn’t be able to handle the highlights and would blow out. Live and learn. I guess we fixed it by adding a lot of contrast and desaturating like crazy in post. In any case, I had little to do with actually shooting this thing, as I was busy dancing around in front of the camera. Can you guess which Christmas creature I played?

Director Mike Hammari
Producer Mike Hammari
Writer Mike Hammari
Director of Photography Duncan Rawlings
Santa Mike Hammari
Elf Martha Howe
Easter Bunny Corey Neville
Morph Suit Thing Matthew Stumphy