Derek Ryan’s impressions after the music video

When I arrived in Rome for the Gods Plan video shoot, I really did not know what to expect.  I paused for thought when I reached my hotel, thinking, the day I sat down to write this song, I never dreamed it would lead me to my first visit to Italy.  Its a funny world! I took a walk around the city on my first day to absorb a little of the atmosphere and culture of the city.  I was very impressed.  Believe it or not, I found it very emotional recording a video for a song I had created myself, not only writing it, but singing it, playing guitar on it and producing.   You could call it ‘my baby’.  I believe in this song. I found it natural enough to perform to camera singing the song. However, I must admit, I did need direction when it came to acting.  Manuel, Francesco and of course my ‘bride’ daria and the crew made me feel  more comfortable about myself and as the day went on, I hope with their encouragment I reached the level of performance they were looking for. Again, there were moments through out the shooting where I had reflected on the fact that everyone was there to make a video for my song.  It was a great honour for me and did make me feel proud of my achievement. I would like to thank all of the crew for making my experience so enjoyable. I met some lovely people, I do need to brush up on my Italian however!!! I would particularly like to thank Manuel for organising everything, but more importantly capturing the essence of the song in the filming.  He listened to my thoughts on the song, the reasons for writing it, my emotions at the time and with a simplistic approach portrayed these feelings perfectly, enhancing the mood of the song with his imagery.

Thank you everyone and best of luck with all your endeavours.

Derek Ryan

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