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Music Video Treatment: There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

While summer does not officially begin for another two weeks, here in the Valley, we are already feeling the heat every day. Unless you are like me with your desk at work directly underneath an air conditioning vent and you turn into a popsicle for eight hours. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. On the plus side, I do get out of work at my day job much earlier on in the day during the summer which means I can do things like head out to Art Hop with my camera like I will be doing later today. A friend of mine sent me a few tracks to play with for a video so once I have that ready, I will be posting on the site. For now, I wanted to share another music video treatment with you all how and Art Hop was a huge inspiration for it.

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Music Video Treatment: Start a Clean Slate

Indo’s remix to Beta State’s original track, “Start a Clean Slate”, is infectious, upbeat, difficult not to sing along with once you know the words - in short - it’s fun! That’s why the music video should be just that. I’d play this on my Beats when I was cleaning to energize myself for the tasks at hand that would end up taking much longer because I would end up dancing around the house more so than actually clean. But I believe, at the time of its release in 2013, Indo’s remix was also ahead of its time. With all of the EDM collabs out there now with mainstream hip-hop and pop music, I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy this track if that type of music is your jam in the first place. I would even go as far to say that I prefer this version because the vocals are not competing with the guitar as they were in the original. There, I said it.

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Music Video Treatment: Treat You Better Ashworth Remix

The first time I heard this song, it was a suggested track on Spotify from a playlist of songs I want to write treatments for which includes the original version of Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes. What struck me about this version was how different a story came to mind for me in comparison to the one I had for the original. Not that it didn't essentially have the same theme of one potential partner being a better match for the singer's object of affection or that the tempo didn't suggest a dance video. Rather what I could not get out of my head was essentially remixing the remix. 

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