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I Ended Up Shooting A Music Video

A music video from the Assasi project.

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, throughout this year I’ve been in the process of filming a feature documentary about Zac Allaf, the Syrian rapper known as Assasi. It’s an interesting story — after escaping Syria he floated around Asia for over two years living basically as a refugee until he received the go-ahead to join his American wife in Maine, where he is now trying trying to advance his music career in a challenging environment.

I went out one day to film him while he was making a music video in Bangor and ended up shooting the video myself … Then I ended up coloring the video … then I ended up working on the edit as well.

This was the first music video that I ever worked on, and it gave me some good experience for the next time I find myself hanging out with a camera around musicians …

The video was finished a couple of months ago, but I never really announced it on here. So check it out below.

Assasi – Damage Music Video (Rough Cut) from Wade Shepard.

More about the Assasi project:

Talking About My New Film Project On Downtown With Rich Kimball Radio Show

Traveling To Portland With Assasi For Cameo Appearance With Joe Benjamin

Filming A Hip Hop Cypher



Filed under: Documentaries, Maine, Music
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  • Georgiy Romanov November 16, 2019, 12:08 pm

    I didn’t understand the word, but I liked the energy and rhythm of the video. I got the impression that you shot on several cameras. Isn’t it? This is a good experience!

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    • Wade Shepard November 26, 2019, 4:52 pm

      Thank you! It was shot on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and an Ursa Mini Pro. There is one shot with a GoPro.

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