"Boom, boom, boom."

Katy Perry’s “Firework”

Finally! The new Katy Perry music video “Firework” has premiered and now I can talk about it!

I’m really proud to have been apart of the Radium compositing team that worked on this. And the reaction that it’s gotten from the fans has been stellar. Especially considering the fact that at the time I’m writing this, it’s only been out in the wild for a few hours!

My wife Jess and I got brought on during the last week and half of the schedule for the final big push, and in total we finaled 9 shots. Which was a pretty incredible amount of work at a break neck speed given that normally a compositing artist would be finaling a shot a week in Features! Which even that would be considered hauling butt.

But even with the compressed schedule, long nights, and the side effect of now permanently having this song stuck in our heads…it was a lot of fun to work on. And if you ask me personally, I think the work that the Radium team achieved on Katy’s latest video is absolutely top notch.

Which brings me to my big question, did you know that the boom boom boom is equal, if not greater, to the brightness of the moon moon moon? I do, and will never be able to forget it even if I try, ha.


UPDATE 07.29.11 – Katy Perry’s “Firework” has been nominated for an MTV Award for “Best Music Video of the Year“! Really just incredible news. Congratulations to the entire Reel FX “Firework” crew! Fingers crossed we get a Moon-man for the studio trophy case!

UPDATE 08.28.11 – “Firework” WON! No moon-man in our trophy case just yet though, so I guess this will just have to do 🙂

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