Photo by Curtis Schultz

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zebidy Tank/Drop Tank music video directed by Wesley Alley

The Band
Drop Tank
Most recently I met a girl in LA that wanted to shoot a music video. She is Australian and the very talented singer for several bands and groups. She wanted a music video for her band Drop Tank.
Zebidy Tank
Zebidy Tank (The singer) was great, and I really liked her music. She needed a music video to showcase her talents, and I wanted to make another to showcase mine.  Perfect timing.  We put our heads together and decided to help each other out.  We had very little money for this video; but with a lot of haggling, calling around, and cutting deals we were able make what we had feed the crew and pay for sweet locations. She approached me with a song called “Cheap Shot”.  After listening to the song, Zebidy Tank and I had the same idea for what the video could be about. We started brainstorming and figuring how we could do it. Once we got it all figured out, everything just seemed to fall into place. We planned out a fight scene and started looking for someone to act in it with Zebidy, as well as a fight coordinator.  Almost immediately, a female professional wrestler named Katarina Waters, AKA Winter, approached us.  She liked the song, and wanted to do the coordinating, and the acting.  It was perfect.  So, just like that, we had two beautiful women who were going to fight each other, lots of blood, weapons, etc, what else do you need? Maybe a chainsaw??? We had amazing locations, a good song, and everything was falling into place. Once again I have amazing friends who wanted to help out and be involved. So that was it, we got a bunch of extras, got all the crew together and made a rocking good music video!!!
Zebidy Tank and Katarina Waters fighting while me and Director of Photography Dustin Gardner Block and go over camera moves.
Director of Photography Dustin Gardner and I reviewing footage.
Pro Wrestler Winter taking a punch from Zebidy Tank.
Winter striking back!
Talking to my DP about the framing (I have a mohawk because I make a cameo in the video... look for me.). 
Cool shot of the action
More fighting!!!
Check it out...
Director Wesley Alley with Katarina Waters (Winter) and Zebidy Tank after the shoot.
Bass- Joey Friedman
Singer/Guitar - Zebidy Tank
Drums - Harry Thynne

The video turned out great and it is one of the best things I have directed so far. Let me know what you all think... More posts coming soon, please "follow" so you can see all my posts.


  1. This was a really fun project. I did some hair on it and it was a very hot, fun day, but everyone had so much fun. And we had the best sandwiches!

  2. It was a very hot bud great few days!!!!! Thank you and everyone else for all the help. I have some amazing friends and family that helped make this video happen!!!!

    thank you everyone!!!!

  3. This video turned out AMAZING!!! This is another one that I really loved the lighting on! I also loved how you cut back and fourth between the locker room and the fight! It was a great lead up and keeps the viewer watching, waiting to see what happens next!! I can't wait to see more of your work!! You are doing a great job! Keep it up!!