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Can You Hear Me? … Loud & Clear!

I don’t know what it is about Spring/Summer, but it is nearly impossible for me to sit down and blog!ย I hope to start getting back into a posting routine, because I truly do love sharing things on here & it kind of serves as a diary. It’s really fun to be able to look back on certain memories & experiences.

With that said, yesterday was a HUGE day for my boyfriend, Michael Minelli! Many of you know that he is a singer/songwriter/dancer/all-around-everything-I’m-not. If you don’t, you’re about to learn today! He just released his first official single & music video, Can You Hear Me and it is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!

I was lucky enough to kind of see it all come together, and WOW, did it come together! I love to be included in his projects – whether I’m doing makeup, live-tweeting for him, pressing play, promoting, or just being an extra pair of hands, it’s fun to be part of a project and see it come to life. Before posting the official video, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures that I took from the shoot.. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pre-shoot:

Mike had 6 dancers who worked so hard to help make this video a success. They practiced for a couple months prior to get the choreo & everything just perfect!

The dancers at practice
Sitting in on dance practice

Day 1 of the shoot:

I got to play makeup artist to all of the guys for the weekend!
I got to play makeup artist to all of the guys for the weekend! I’m a makeup junkie, and do Mike’s for his videos once in a while, so when he asked if I could do all of his dancers too, I was happy to help. They were troopers, even with me chasing them around with blotting sheets and powder all the live long day.
Setting up the first shoot in the back of a dumpster
Setting up the first shoot in the back of a dump truck.
Rolling!
Rolling! His super talented friends from Namebreaker, shot the entire video!
Another spot. The entire video was filmed in a warehouse/wood factory.
Another spot. The whole video was filmed in this huge warehouse/wood factory.
All of these guys were such amazing dancers. They worked so hard!
All of these guys were such amazing dancers. They worked so hard!
This window ledge was probably 4"-5" wide. It was funny watching them try not to fall. True stunt men ;)
This window ledge was probably 4″-5″ wide. It was funny watching them try not to fall. True stunt men! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Shooting outside in this little pathway.
Shooting outside in this little pathway. I think this may have been my favorite spot.

There were a couple more locations on day 1, but I was all over the place & didn’t get to snap them all!

After a hard days work! We were exhausted!
After a hard days work! We were exhausted, but I had to get a picture. It was an exciting day for both of us – I was just so happy for him & couldn’t wait for round 2!

Day 2 of shoot:

Messing around with wardrobe. Cee Lo Green, no?
Messing around with wardrobe. Cee Lo Green, no?
All of the guys getting ready to shoot the breakdown scene in the white room!
All black everythanng. All of the guys dressed & ready to shoot the breakdown scene in the white room.
This whole scene was amazing!
This whole scene was amazing! When it looks this good in person, it’s sure to look incredible on film.

Here’s a little peek that I filmed on my phone! (PS – no idea why it uploaded with such crummy quality)

These boys, I swear! These boys, I swear![/caption]
That's a wrap! Popping bottles to celebrate an AMAZING weekend!
That’s a wrap! Popping bottles to celebrate an AMAZING weekend!
Cheers :)
Cheers to an A+ team.
Mike & his very talented, dancer, producer, musician, friend, Ron. Ron aka ItsTheRhythym, produced the entire track!
Mike & his very talented, dancer, musician, producer, lifelong friend, Ron! Ron aka ItsTheRhythym, produced the entire track!
My #1 :)
No matter how tired or sweaty, I’ve always gotta snag the last pic. These are the things we’ll look back at one day and say “remember when” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Months of preparation, two full days of filming, a week+ of editing & here it’s finally here! Michael Minelli’s first single & music video: Can You Hear Me?

PLAY IT. ENJOY IT. SHARE IT XOXO

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7tEOdpHqig&w=560&h=315%5D

Behind the Scenes of the “I’m On” Music Video

If you follow me on Twitter or have read some of my previous blog posts, you may have noticed me talk about my boyfriend, Michael Minelli here and there. For those who don’t know, he is an aspiring musician!

Mike & I at one of his shows ๐Ÿ™‚

He has quite the resume under his belt, he’s opened for some huge bands and artists, and was recently featured on PerezHilton for his cover of Katy Perry’s “Part of Me“.

Love that Perez finds my man seksiiii ๐Ÿ˜‰

He has accomplished so much, and continues to work very, very hard…he inspires me everyday!

Now let it be known… he and I are completely different. Literally opposites. He is an R & B, Rap, & Hip-hop die hard, and I pretend that my life is narrated by country songs (it’s pretty easy to figure the rest out)… but in the strangest way, we’re exactly the same. We have the same morals, goals, and dreams, we try be one anothers backbone, and it helps to keep us on the same page. ๐Ÿ™‚

I like to be as supportive as possible, and take advantage of opportunities to be present at his shows, shoots, and everything in between. Recently he was featured on a track with some talented CT artists- Ricky Tan, Jitta on the Track, Jigz the Flyer, and Joey Franchize. I decided to tag along to the video shoot, and thought it’d be fun to make a post about it. So I spent the day taking pictures, tweeting, and of course, being a cheerleader…it was a fun day! Check out the pictures and final video below!

They shot everything at a local skate park.
Ricky Tan shooting his scene.
All of the guys getting down! The man in the middle with the huge beard worked at the park and made a few cameos! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Mike had some of his boys come out to be in his shots- Ron, Mike, Shelly, and Austin .
What a fashion statement huh? I love Shelly, and the fact that his sneakers have tails LOL
Mike shooting his verse.
Group shots
Mike & Bobby setting up a scene.
All of the guys again. I'm a new Joey Franchize (in the dolphin sweatshirt) fan! He's a DJ on Hot 93.7 and such a nice guy! ๐Ÿ™‚
Me and my man at the end of the shoot ๐Ÿ™‚

We had a fun day, all of these guys are so talented! I became a huge fan of this song after hearing it on repeat for hours during the shoot ;)! ย The video came out really great…check it out below and make sure you watch till the end to see Mike’s verse! ๐Ÿ˜‰

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDHi4yxL-Qo&w=560&h=315%5D
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