In April 2020, New York jazz ensemble, Onyx Collective, released their latest album, Manhattan Special, a record comprised of covers originally written by Richard Rodgers, one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century. Something Special Studios stepped in to ideate and create the first music video off the album for a track titled “Manhattan,” a song that pays homage to its namesake. Using only found footage due to COVID-19 shelter in place guidelines, the video reminisces on the energy and familiar sights of Manhattan during a time when the city doors were shuttered. Edited by filmmaker Diego Donival.
Onyx Collective “Manhattan” Music Video