Greg Wilker says he’s had a video camera in his hand since about sixth grade, a passion he has carried with him for 40-more years to date. As a professional web and video producer currently working to launch a slate of theatrical films, Wilker is always looking for new creative ventures.
As a fan of Moby, when Wilker saw the opportunity to create and submit a music video for a chance to have it selected for official release, he couldn’t think of a better location than Mill Valley.
Enlisting the talent of his daughter Bodhi, 8, the video follows the natural path she would take from her bed to the top of Mount Tam, in what would appear to be a sunrise to sunset journey to the song “Almost Home.”
“The filming took five-days, approximately 10-hour of shooting time, followed by five-six hours of editing,” Wilker explained, “In order to get the shots with no cars and proper lighting, we had to wake up very early— Bodhi kept me inspired with her excitement for the project, waking up and ready even before me.”
Wilker says although he wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite portion of the video, he really enjoys the view of Bodhi walking over the bridge from an angle above her.
The first of its kind contest received 212 music video submissions from all over the world, as part of a promotion between Moby and Genero.tv.
Moby himself will be choosing the winning video to be released as his official music video for the song. Submissions were accepted until mid-December 2013, however Wilker doesn’t know how long he will have to wait for results to be released.
Wilker says he is always interested in collaborating with others for new projects, and would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org