My first music video

March 10, 2012 12:05 pm ET · 12 comments


Here is my first-ever official music video! I wrote the song in the video about three weeks ago. It’s about a player-type guy who needs a “reality check.” The video was filmed last Tuesday, by my father, at three separate locations in Los Angeles.

The first location was the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. On Tuesday, the average temperature in L.A. was 54 degrees with medium winds, making it really feel about 49 degrees.

My first outfit of the day was a short-sleeved shirt and jean shorts. Luckily, I had brought a jean jacket with me and wore that for the majority of the shots taken at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. Well, I can tell you honestly, it’s called the “scenic overlook” for a reason! This was one of the most beautiful views of Los Angeles I have ever seen.

After getting all the shots we wanted, my dad and I headed to our second location: Venice Beach. We were looking for a kinda grungy look, hoping to get that in some alleyways near the beach. When we entered the first alleyway, we noticed the graffiti that we expected to see all over the walls had been cleaned up! Apparently, after all these years, the Venice Beach clean-up committee has finally taken action. So, we found a single dumpster with a good amount of graffiti on it and shot a little in front of that. Then we got a few shots on the boardwalk and we were out of there! It was much windier on the beach than at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.

Dad and I stopped for lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in L.A., Tito’s Tacos. After a high quality lunch like that, I was ready to film again! We headed to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro for our third and final location. The Port is a huge harbor, one of the busiest seaports in the world. Unfortunately, the fact that it’s located on a body of water did not make the temperature any more comfortable than it was on the beach. Around the harbor itself are several warehouses, and Dad and I decided they would make pretty cool backgrounds for the video. So, we shot what we wanted in front of the warehouses and were back in the beautifully warm car again.

So, now that you know how the video was filmed and what it’s about, I hope you enjoy my first ever music video and share it with as many people as possible!

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Jolly MacLean March 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Ahoy Paul and Becca–Try to get on THE VOICE!! I think you have a good chance!!


Rebecca Skolnick March 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Thank you Jolly! There are no try-outs in my area..but maybe in the future! 🙂


Molly March 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Great job Rebecca! My mom sent this along to me and I am so impressed…what a writer! Tell your dad that he did a great job too; my dad told me about all the techy details and it sounds like it was no small feat.


Rebecca Skolnick March 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Thank you so much Molly! I really appreciate it 🙂 And oh yeah, I let my dad know that all the time! He’s amazing with this stuff!


Ethel Skolnick March 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Keep it up and I will soon be living in style!!!!


Rebecca Skolnick March 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Thank you Grandma! I’ll do my best to have you living in style by summer time! 🙂


Pat Chalfin March 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Very cool, Becca! I am really enjoying your first video and looking forward to lots more.


Rebecca Skolnick March 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Thanks, Pat! Love hearing from you!!


JeffGaither March 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Way to go Ms. Skolnick! That’s what I like; no fear! Keep on it! I’m an old friend of your Dad & your grandparents.


Rebecca Skolnick March 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Thank you so much Jeff! My dad told me you made an album of your own; I’d love to hear it!


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