Raising the “Banner” Against Bullying

2012’s spring break brought me an interesting idea for a music video. I hadn’t made one since September of the previous year, so it had been a while since I’d done something completely creative without restrictions.

There had been a bunch of reports of suicide from bullying, and just bullying in general, and I found a goldmine of inspiration in that. Someone can always tell you to be your own person, but that isn’t enough. You have to stand up for yourself. Not take shit from anyone for who you are or what you are, in the case of aliens.

LIGHTS’s newest single “Banner” allowed me to visually illustrate that idea. The idea of being lost in a forest of evil, and just realizing that all you can be is human, was the foundation of this video – one of my definite favorites to date.

I had a lot of fun filming and editing this one.

Raise your banner. Hold it high.

Video: LIGHTS – Banner

Date Uploaded: March 14, 2012

Note: The video is blocked in Germany. My apologies fellow Germans. Not that I have anyone from Germany reading my website…at all. Just throwing it out there.

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