Lee DeWyze’s ‘Stone’ video was filmed at a summer camp

Singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze’s haunting new video for the song “Stone” was filmed at a summer camp near Big Bear Lake in California.

The video, which focuses on an elderly man, was shot in the winter at Cedar Lake Camp. While summer camp makes you think happy kids and a colorful and warm environment, the video is emotional and dark with little beyond its forest setting to give away that it is a specific location.

Producer Andrew Cummings wrote this about the video on his website:

“With the video for Stone we aimed to create something visceral and emotionally engaging, as we were hungry to make the audience experience this journey, rather than simply witness it. We wanted to focus on the universal theme of letting go and acceptance — this is a message that hit close to home for me, and I think it comes through in the final product, which feels like it has real heart.”

The video was directed by Gabriel Younes. DeWyze was the Season 9 winner on American Idol. “Stone” appears on his album Oil & Water, which released in February.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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