The making of a video
A couple of weeks ago I had a coffee with my good friend, the talented photographer Magnus Ragnvid Chammon. We listened to my song Forbidden Love and he said: “Let’s make a video next Wednesday. I see you with mud and clay all over you beating the ground with your fists”. I answered: “Let’s go for it!” While thinking to myself: I’ll convince him to use water instead.
I called Antti and begged him to cut and edit the video clip and he said yes.
During the week that followed I understood that Magnus was really into doing the mud thing. So in a desperate attempt to get out of the dirt, I said that I could use my real wedding dress. He said: “Lovely, that’s perfect in the mud pit!”
So there I was, at the location in my beautiful, expensive wedding dress. It was raining and the mud was so sticky that I lost my shoe in the pit. The two gorgeous actors that were going to fight over me were so cold that they were shaking. And when they rolled around in the mud they cut their backs on Flintstones. It was amazing how they didn’t complain.
Me, I was just in chock over not being able to wear shoes in the video. And then at the end when Magnus told me to roll around in the mud myself I just did it. It was disgusting, but worth it when since the video turned out perfect for the song.
We did the whole thing in four hours and then Antti edited it in four days.
When I came home that night I threw the wedding dress in the pool.
And when I woke up the next morning, the dress was white as ivory again.
That my friend is magic!