January 28, 2019
LOCAL SONGWRITER DIANA CHITTESTER PREMIERES FIRST OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO “PARADOX”
A powerful ukulele ballad
(Cleveland OH – January 28, 2019) Cleveland-based singer-songwriter Diana Chittester to release her first full-length official music video for “Paradox,” the title track from her latest EP on Monday, February 4th at 8:00 PM on YouTube Premiere. To help bring the song's story to life, she recruited the help of up-and-coming indie filmmaker, Antonio Harper. Together they developed an indie short-film music video that takes viewers on a theatrical journey through the paradoxical question of what is real?
Shot over a 24-hour span with one director and one actress, this duo incorporates multiple camera angles and lenses to create a complete cinematic experience. “The story is dynamic,” says songwriter Diana Chittester, “my goal of the video was to help make the visual connection to the lyrical intensity of the song.” Director Antonio Harper pulled from the influences of the Matrix and Inception to conceive the theme for the “Paradox” video.
Diana Chittester, who's best known for her “intelligent and articulate lyrics” (Music Connection Magazine) and “acoustic guitar acrobatics” (ArtVoice Buffalo), trades in her percussive, finger-picking acoustic guitar style for the simplicity of the ukulele in this lyrically focused power ballad.
To create this video, Chittester turned to the resources of her local Cleveland community. She connected with film-based organization Emerge Microcinema and Antonio Harper, a Film & Digital Media Cleveland State graduate, and founder of West 10G Productions. Location was generously provided by Lee Negrelli, owner of Wild Spork.
Viewers can watch “Paradox,” the Official Music Video, during an online YouTube Premiere party Monday, February 4th at 8:00 PM live on Diana Chittester's YouTube Channel. Visit youtube.com/DianaChittester and tune in prior to 8:00 PM for live chat and real-time conversation. Connect with Diana Chittester on social media for updates and more. Visit www.dianachittester.com.
Watch promo clip HERE