Video: Hook Me Up

Music video collaboration between a touring band and a dancing fan – made for $50, and ultimately featured on Australian national TV.

Video directed, shot, animated, edited and coloured by Ray Wassef.
Additional post production support by Dan Jameison.

I met Etoile Marley at a show my band, The Ray Mann Three, played on our first visit to Melbourne. Over the following months, we planned this video together via email, and on the band’s next visit to town, we shot the whole thing in an afternoon in her dance studio, on her little HD video camera (we didn’t even have a tripod – luckily, the camera screwed perfectly onto one of our drummer’s cymbal stands). The result: a no-budget music video which went on to be featured as “Indie Of The Week” on national broadcaster ABC TV’s legendary music show, “Rage”.