Stun Guns - One Step Closer

A music video for the Austin-based band, Stun Guns. An indie-punk garage rock band comprised of three eclectic music junkies with a love for indie rock.

  • Tony Leon
    Director
  • Tony Leon
    Writer
  • Tony Leon
    Producer
  • Charissa Callahan
    Key Cast
  • Cade Granucci
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Quinonez
    Key Cast
  • Sajid Nadaf
    VFX
  • Matt Parmenter
    Mixing and Mastering
  • Stun Guns
    Music by
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Tony Leon

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After spending four years taking television production classes in high school I loved the world of cinema and capturing stories and emotions to share. I joined the U.S. Navy after high school and I went in as a Mass Communication Specialist (MC). As an MC I continued to capture and share the Navy's story through journalism, photography, and videography. After leaving the Navy, I moved to Austin and I am a current student at the University of Texas at Austin studying psychology.

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Director Statement

For the One Step Closer music video after some back and forth with the Stun Guns’ bassist, Jon More, I came up with this idea about a man finally letting go of his past. This idea lined up pretty neatly with what the song was all about and to show his past visually I had it take the form of some cute cardboard people. The cardboard people ended up complicating the video, but after I had the idea I just couldn’t let it go! I had the cardboard costumes made, and then I filmed. The video took me over a year to finish, but that was mainly due to me not having a clue on how to use Adobe After Effects. Editing the cardboard people in after effects was a substantially painstaking process. Anyway, I finally finished, and I love the result. Please enjoy the video!