“I wanted to celebrate the themes in the song without being too on-the-nose about it,” says Lloyd H. Miller, frontman of The Deedle Deedle Dees, and director of the video for their latest single, “Super Strong.” Taken from their latest album, Sing-a-Long History, Vol. II: The Rocket Went Up! (songs inspired by true stories of science, discovery and magic), the new track might fall more into the “discovery” realm of that lengthy title, a song that Miller says “explores the different ways someone can be strong.” Shot in the Ditmas Park, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York, today The Rock Father™ and Zooglobble present a shared debut of this new video that features dancers, teachers, kids and families who all define what it means to be #SuperStrong. Check out the video below…
About using dance against the backdrop of his own neighborhood for the video, Miller further explains: “I love to dance and I love films and music videos that use dance in all its forms. I love straight-up stage-style dancing like you find in classic musicals like Singing in the Rain and Top Hat, but also flowing cinema like Godard and Truffaut and Fellini that has a dance aesthetic and flow to the scenes even when people aren’t officially dancing. All movement is dance and I feel children and parents are especially attuned to this, one has to have rhythm and think about their steps and their pacing to survive the frenetic life of a family balancing school, work, hobbies, etc.”
For “Super Strong,” Miller recruited a crew of friends – several of whom happen to be film and television professionals with some impressive credits. DP Joaquin Diego Prange normally works as a location manager, with FOX’s Gotham, the Oscar-winning Birdman, and NBC’s The Blacklist among his recent work. Similarly, Producer David Meade also comes from a location background, working regularly in the NYC indie film scene.
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