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Rockin’ Classical Style | BTS Music Video and Cover Shoot w/ Von Wong

By Jules Ebe on July 18th 2013

So how to do mix classic style with a little bit of rock ’n roll?

Hire the epic Benjamin Von Wong and then challenge him to shoot a full music video and music cover all in one afternoon.


The classical artists, Homzy/Kesler Duo, put their music video ‘Curiosity’ into Von Wong’s team’s capable hands, and took a trek into the wilderness. You may recognize Andrew Kesler from the $30,000 Nikon Symphony.

In the behind the scenes video below, Von Wong explains his lighting set-up used for the still images.

BTS | Curiosity – Shooting a Musical Duo with a Piano in the Woods

The scheduling for the day appears pretty intense, and for a portion, the crew is shooting both motion and still photography at the same time.

With the team bouncing back and forth between both projects, Von Wong learned a few lessons that he shares on his blog.

A few include the benefits of storyboards, shooting simultaneously, dividing crews based on task (stills versus video), and try to never schedule something like that in the first place.

‘Curiosity’ Music Video – Dragon Suite – Homzy/Kesler Duo


PS – Notice the dragon? Yeah – they just went there ;)

To check out the full lighting diagrams for each image and Von Wong’s thoughts, click here: A Curious Tale: Video and Still Featuring a Piano in the Woods.

If you like these images, Von Wong and theprintspace are partnering to give away a free print from this shoot.

Also, if you loved the music, check out more from Homzy/Kesler Duo by clicking here.

For the Gear Heads

Nikon D800E | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 |
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Kit | Elinchrom Rotalux 39-inch Deep (Throat) Octa Softbox

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

CREDITS: Photographs by Von Wong have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.


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