I my first meeting with SJ, after we talked about how much we enjoyed each other's work, we basically went through the script line by line and discussed the visuals. Since the song involves a lot of characters and settings, we thought it might be cool to give it a consistent set of bookends. The idea was to set this as a concert at a bar owned by Barbecue, and start with Rap Viper performing on stage. Well, it just so happened that a fellow Joe fan, Jason Petrini, made a custom Rap Viper figure.
Speaking of the opening scene, here are a few images of source photos, props, and set pieces that may or may not be used as part of the bar scene. Being the scene that both opens and closes the video, I am taking my time putting it together because it will be the first and last impression from this video, making it the most important scene in the video, so it is important to get it right, and also take it to a higher level of production.