IN THE PRESS
How did you prepare to make your first video?
I practiced constantly. I ran through my vocal exercises, and made sure that I knew exactly how I wanted the song to sound.
Why did you pick the song you did?
Teardrops on my Guitar has a meaning to me that I connected with deeply. Taylor Swift is my idol and my inspiration, and she hasn’t yet recorded a song that I don’t like.
Did you have a stylist, or a hair and makeup person?
My Mom dressed me up like a Barbie doll. She doesn’t wear makeup herself, but she did an awesome job with mine.
How many takes were shot for the final video?
I think we ran through the song about 6 times. Each time seemed like the first, because my passion for singing runs deep, and the song is so meaningful to me.
How long was the session?
It took only an hour from start to finish. My producer and director were surprised to have finished so quickly.
What was it like to work with professionals?
It was so much fun! It was sort of like being a model, with the lens zooming in and out, and all the lights. My director kept me on track, offering great advice.
What was the most exciting thing about making the video?
Your first time doing anything is always exciting! This is the next step in my career, and I’m so happy to share it.
What was the most difficult part?
Because I was so excited and happy to make my video debut, I had to call upon my drama queen skills to sing this really sad song. I thought about something that made me downright miserable, and I almost cried during one of the takes.
What was the funniest thing about making the video?
My director's dog was in the studio while we were filming. I guess he thought that my toes looked tasty, so he licked them! I'll be sure to not wear sandals the next time!