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Oklahoma City artist and videographer team up to create music video on a smart phone

Denver Duncan, Kyle Roberts shoot music video in one weekend using Nokia N8 phone.
BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN Published: February 8, 2011

A new music video shot entirely on a smart phone has earned one Oklahoma City musician some attention in the Internet world.

Independent singer-songwriter Denver Duncan joined videographer Kyle Roberts to create the video of his song “Stalker” in downtown Oklahoma City. The pair, along with his friend Jenna McCarthy as his co-star and Roberts' technical assistant David Burkhart, shot the video in two days on a Nokia N8 smart phone.

The song is about a couple who fall in love as they “stalk” each other on a Facebook-like social networking site. A stalker in this case is someone who looks at your social media profile a lot to find out what you're doing. The pair then enjoy an afternoon in Bricktown as the sun sets.

Roberts designed images for the fake social network he called “Buddy Space” and tracked down Polaroid film, which is no longer made, for the video.

He had been working with another Oklahoma City musician on the project, but she was unable to complete the project due to some unexpected news at the last minute.

So, with just a couple of days before a Jan. 31 Nokia N8 deadline to upload the video, Roberts put out a mayday call and Duncan answered. From conception to completion, the entire project took about 30 hours. Since then, it has been mentioned on tech blogs and other websites and been viewed more than 21,000 times on YouTube, giving Duncan more exposure.

“It was great working with Kyle and I had a lot of fun. It's kind of wild the power of media,” said Duncan, 28.

The video is the latest in a series of creative projects by Kyle Roberts, NewsOK videographer and owner of Reckless Abandonment Pictures. When the iPhone 4 first came out, he shot one of the first-ever music videos of “Sarsaparilla Girl” by Oklahoma City artist Dr. Pants, a project that led Nokia to request that he try one with its new smart phone.

Watch the YouTube video

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Go online to NewsOK.com to see a video with Roberts and Denver Duncan. To vote on the video for a Nokia N8 contest, go to www.Bit.ly/n8stalker.

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