Published on November 5, 2015 by

 

 

 

Story behind TPG’s “Story of My Life”

As we began our arrangement of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” we wanted it to feel like each note of the music was a word in a vivid story being told. When writing a song sometimes you just need a little spark. That catalyst came from a piece of classical music — one that had such a “storybook feel” to it that we gleaned inspiration from it: Saint-Saëns’ “Aquarium” from his Suite “Carnival of the Animals.” It’s an incredibly beautiful and transportive piece. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCBDlC0N8Rc

When we were finished we all stepped back and listened as objectively as we could, imagining what sort of story was being told in order to identify the best places to film. What happened surprised us all. The story itself took over. It was like film score — but in reverse… more here: http://smarturl.it/TPGStoryOfMyLife

Credits
“Story of My Life” – One Direction – written by Jamie Scott, Julian C. Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik James Horan
Published by BMG Platinum Songs, Universal, EMI Blackwood, & Downtown DMP
Arrangement produced by Steven Sharp Nelson
Arrangement written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah
Performed by
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: Electric & acoustic cellos, cello-percussion, percussion
Al van der Beek: Vocals, percussion
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Video produced by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Screenplay written by Steven Sharp Nelson
Video Directed by Shaye Scott
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Piano Stunt Coordinator: Jeremy Crawford
Assistant Piano Stunt Coordinator: Frank Nelson
Photographer and Graphic Designer/PA Assist: Addison Foote
Desk Illustrations: Katie Foote “Jennifer!”
Behind the Scenes Videographer/PA Assist: Kyle Fisher
Props/Handyman: Mike Foote
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Actors
Young boy- Landon Scott
Older boy- Shayden Scott
girl- Loral Isom
Bride- Jamie Scott
Groom- Skyler Scott
Elderly man- Jim Rosenbruch
Bishop- Brad Christensen

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