RITTER – Alone (official music video)

Our good friend, Jon Biddle filmed us at the top of his parents’ garage. To say we had no idea how magnificent of a filmmaker Jon was would be the biggest understatement in the history of the band. The garage attic really had a great darkness to it. It was weird to play along to [...]

Our good friend, Jon Biddle filmed us at the top of his parents’ garage. To say we had no idea how magnificent of a filmmaker Jon was would be the biggest understatement in the history of the band. The garage attic really had a great darkness to it. It was weird to play along to a track, but I think we did a good job looking like we were actually playing. We wrapped up the filming in the fall of 2004, not having any idea what to expect.

I think a year or so went by before we heard from Jon again (we were paying zero dollars for this) and he called me to say he was done and wanted me to come up. I drove an hour to Quakertown, got to his house and he had the thing queued up in his bedroom. There were a couple other guys in the room who had already seen it and I could tell they were all excited to see my reaction. Jon pressed play, blasting the video at full volume. My mouth dropped to the floor. I couldn’t even believe it was us. I also couldn’t believe all of the extra additives within the video (the man writing with the quill pen, the imagery of the trees, the video layering and the speed of the cuts). I was absolutely stunned. Jon is a truly gifted editor and it’s completely apparent in this video. This could have stood up to anything that was showing on Fuse at the time and we all knew it. It completely re-charged morale in the band when we were at a pretty low point.