But I Do
I’ve been inundated with music video mania! The project officially got rolling when I paired up with the fabulous composer, Todd Schwartzman, who opens for the likes of Brad Paisley and David Archuleta. We instantly clicked. I remember my first conversation with him. It went something like this, “I’m Katherine. I’ve heard such wonderful comments about your work and would love you to compose a song for my music video. The only problem is this isn’t even a low budget project…it’s a no budget.” When he asked who was storyboarding, directing, and editing the video, the answer was always, “Me.” When he asked why, I explained that I was free and you couldn’t get a better price than that:) I was pretty nervous because I thought he would turn me down, but he said, “Let’s do it!”
From the moment Todd said “yes,” he has been one of the best people I’ve ever worked with. I sent him a storyboard outline of my video, a copy of my book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men, and the style of music I wanted to have. He read my book and instantly grasped the theme. He composed the song following that and my outline. We went back and forth doing about twenty rewrites. I called us the “Vampire Buddies” because we always collaborated at night after our other work was done. One-to-two AM was our typical time to go over the music.
Todd persuaded Amy Whitcomb, the popular lead soloist on NBC’s 2011 The Sing-Off, to be our vocalist. With her kickass acoustics, we knew we couldn’t go wrong! The song is called But I Do. What exactly is it that I do in the music video? You’ll see!