MERAKI (3 Months of Travel in 4.5 minutes)



 

Late fall 2017, I was sitting on a tour bus somewhere in the north east of the united states working with Krewella when I got a call from my good friend Brent. I answered the phone and instantly knew he had something up his sleeve when he asked "Wanna come to Thailand?!". I knew the universe was feeling extra serendipitous that day because something like 2 days before I had booked a one way to Bangkok in Early January. Odds of his plans being at the same time of the year as mine? VERY GOOD! Exactly to the date actually. This is kinda what started these insanely beautiful 3 months of our lives. We recruited some of closest friends/musicians and put together a festival called "Bangkok Block Party". (Come next year!!! It was amazing) Little did we all know this was only the catalyst to eventually renting a house in Pai, Thailand for months while we bounced around SE Asia to start our year. 

MERAKI 

(v.) to do something with soul, creativity, or love: to put something of yourself into your work.

This word has always resonated with me as something that I always wanted to remain true with everything I do creatively. I had made up my mind as soon as I booked the one way ticket that I am going to film everyday while traveling. I told myself I was taking a vacation too.... but that never really fully works for me. Traveling always replenishes the creative juices and most definitely provides an abundance of inspiration that become completely therapeutic in the end. This cut has been in my head for over 5 months and I'm so incredibly happy that it finally is manifested into the real world. Also the Cherub boys and I somehow pulled off shooting 2 music videos in Bangkok in 3 days... so those are coming too!

For those of you I had the pleasure of sharing this experience with, THANK YOU. You all revitalized in me a sense that there is so much good in this world. I can't stress enough how fucking rad all of you are. Keep it up!

-Laine

KREWELLA X DISKORD. "BEGGARS"

What a crazy whirl wind the past 3 - 4 months were getting this project off the ground. Working with the girls and their team is always such a pleasant experience. Ideas are constantly being spit balled and we always seem to really make powers combine to make something were all so stoked about. Something about having an idea down on paper and then just hoping all your prep work and the team you've acquired is gonna make magic. The process of manifestation is something I can say I literally live for. Making yourself vulnerable for failure for the sake of expression... Just wanna express my gratitude for everyone involved on this one. Everyone really stepped up to a new level. Solid memories <3 Hope you enjoy Krewella's latest music video "BEGGARS" below.

Also if you're interested. I've added the original idea boards below the video. CRAZY HOW IT ALL COMES TO LIFE!

 

ELYSIUM VOL 2 (One for the crew)

I always love making edits of good hangs from the past years with all my closest friends. Using some of the footage that never made it into any projects from all the adventures and good hangs. This one is for everyone and appreciation for  being alive and able to share life with all those that you love. I hope this brings a smile to your face! 

Much love everyone!

A collection of abunch of footage that never made it into any projects over the past 3 years. All smiles and good hangs with some of the the closest people in my life. This ones for everyone. To shine some light on the beauty of life and sharing it with the ones we love.