There’s an essential fear that almost everyone experiences in their lifetime when entering a new part of their life. You don’t know what’s happening next; you don’t know what’s going to come of what new era you’re stepping in to.
It’s all a horror movie, really. That’s the idea myself and two other BU students took into account when we were asked by BU’s Director of Development Dr. Beverly Brown to produce and star in a short film to provide new students with upperclassmen advice, tips, tricks, and warnings about entering the university.
The result was a lot of fun to create. After filming all around campus, giving insight into different programs, activities, or ways of life, I applied multiple lighting effects at every turn to turn the university into…well, that’s a spoiler alert!
Yes, I understand the song is a Katy Perry song. I understand that sometimes her songs aren’t meant to be taken with so much depth. But “Wide Awake” is a whole other story.
“Wide Awake” finds itself pertaining to so many situations in life. The song has so much potential for waking people up to the dangers and aches and pains and even happiness in life.
With that in mind, I crafted, honestly, my absolute favorite music video I’ve ever done. An addiction to drugs that ends exactly how it would if the addict doesn’t wake up. No one is wide awake in this video. I didn’t include a reason for the addiction, because sometimes…there just isn’t one. There isn’t a reason for everything. He or she just isn’t awake.
I hope your eyes are wide open after this one. I put my heart and soul into this.
Katy, lead on…
Video: Katy Perry – “Wide Awake” (HD Music Video)
Date Uploaded: July 13, 2012
Note: The video used to be blocked worldwide, hence the Vimeo upload but now YouTube works!