Dreaming is the latest EDM music video featuring Antraxz. Directed by writer/director Chris Aran, with lensing by director of photography Jon Fordham, Dreaming marks the first collaboration between Aran and Bronx native Nelson DeLeon, founder of Antraxz.
Dreaming EDM with Antraxz | Directed by Chris Aran
With EDM music on the rise in pop culture, Nelson DeLeon steps out on his own by the name Antraxz, and adds his own personal flavor to the genre. Dreaming was the first video to be directed by Chris Aran for DeLeon.
For this video, Aran reached out to previous teammates to help bring the picture to life. Usual suspects Cinematographer Jon Fordham, Nico Giaquinto, and makeup artist Lindsey O’ Donnell, came out to apply their respective talents.
Although not the first track the two discussed for a video, Dreaming had a sound that seemed to fit right as an entry piece with a series of videos planned for future production. The tracks sound does its title justice by whisking the listener off into his or her own imagination from the beginning.
Chris Aran and the failed love story behind Dreaming
As with many pieces of media or art, the themes and ideas that are brought to life typically have some root in personal experience. For Dreaming, it was important to get a sense of who DeLeon was as a person and what kinds of inspiration he drew from in creating his music. Something that seemed very personal, yet universal, is broken love.
DeLeon, a father and a musician, works a job by day to pay the bills and provide for his children, but by night dedicates the late hours to creating his true passion, music. With several years experimenting with a myriad of beats and recording unique sounds, Antraxz was born. From his home in the Bronx DeLeon began releasing his music online with personal mood and relationships as an instant source of inspiration.
Dreaming was a piece that was created to visually represent the emotion stirred by the music itself. We chose to have our lead, played by DeLeon himself, contemplate a failed love affair. Although the characters and the events in the video are fictitious, the inspiration was drawn from experience. DeLeon remembers moments of happiness and then moments of anger throughout his own past relationships.
Played out as a tragedy, Dreaming allows us to journey with its characters through love found then lost with an ending beyond tragic. Visually extreme, but accurate to what a truly lost love can sometimes feel like.
Being the first collaboration between Antraxz unique brand of EDM with Chris Aran directing, Dreaming is a starting point with many more videos to come.
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