Come As You Are (Geffen)

Filmed: 01/16-21/92

Location: Wattles Park, Los Angeles, CA; 448 N Spaulding Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; National Guard Airport Hangar, Van Nuys, CA

Released: 03/92

Director: Kevin Kerslake

Additional Information (largely from CAYA, pp.246-47): Kurt chose the director specifically after the unpleasant experience of working with Bayer on the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video. Kurt had few ideas for the video, leaving Kerslake to conceptualise it. Kurt did insist though that their faces be obscured. It was Kerslake's idea to use projections of the band members in the background of many shots. Most of the footage for this was shot in a park in the Hollywood Hills a few days before the main shoot. It is Kurt swinging on the chandalier, which he did for about an hour, resting on a ladder between takes. The band were very active at the editing stage, deciding to cut a lot of the "goofy" footage shot for the projections, favouring the "more ethereal stuff". | all documents, unless otherwise noted, © 2001 | Contact webmaster