Musician Zedd films music video in California cave

Singer and songwriter Zedd stars in performance promo One Strange Rock that was filmed in a cave in Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

Singer and songwriter Zedd stars in performance promo One Strange Rock that was filmed in a cave in Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

The promo is a companion piece to Darren Aronofsky’s epic documentary series of the same name that explores the nature of the Earth for the National Geographic Channel.

Musician Zedd films music video in California cave
One Strange Rock


Produced by Tennessee-based company Evolve Studios, the promo features Zedd playing a piano piece as dynamic images of Earth’s nature are projected onto the walls of the cave.

“Conceptually, we decided that we needed an environment that would complement and not take away from the show’s stunning imagery,” says Joel Edwards, president, director and executive producer of Evolve Studios, in comments to KFTV.

“We discussed studio approaches and set builds but we settled on something more raw, organic and earthy. Bronson Cave was the only legit option within a few hours of LA (where Zedd lives) and with his hectic tour schedule it was the only option.”

Filming for the One Strange Rock promo took place over a single shoot day.

One Strange Rock


“Everything has to be brought in – power generators, equipment and crew facilities and support,” says Edwards of the Bronson Canyon shoot.

“This was packaged as a high-end studio shoot that just got plopped down in a wilderness cave. Luckily, Bronson Cave is in a protected park so the vehicle access was incredibly close and that saved us hours and loads of stress.

“We used three 30k projectors and moving those anywhere is challenging. Mapping the cave with multiple setups in an eight-hour day was a complete challenge and we had rare LA rain storms during our set day and were worried about flooding (which never happens in LA). Our crew absolutely crushed it and got us through it all.”

Griffith Park has been a popular Los Angeles filming location for decades and has recently hosted movies including the Oscar-winning La La Land, which shot scenes at the Griffith Observatory.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Musician Zedd films music video in California cave
One Strange Rock

Singer and songwriter Zedd stars in performance promo One Strange Rock that was filmed in a cave in Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

The promo is a companion piece to Darren Aronofsky’s epic documentary series of the same name that explores the nature of the Earth for the National Geographic Channel.


Produced by Tennessee-based company Evolve Studios, the promo features Zedd playing a piano piece as dynamic images of Earth’s nature are projected onto the walls of the cave.

“Conceptually, we decided that we needed an environment that would complement and not take away from the show’s stunning imagery,” says Joel Edwards, president, director and executive producer of Evolve Studios, in comments to KFTV.

“We discussed studio approaches and set builds but we settled on something more raw, organic and earthy. Bronson Cave was the only legit option within a few hours of LA (where Zedd lives) and with his hectic tour schedule it was the only option.”

Filming for the One Strange Rock promo took place over a single shoot day.

One Strange Rock


“Everything has to be brought in – power generators, equipment and crew facilities and support,” says Edwards of the Bronson Canyon shoot.

“This was packaged as a high-end studio shoot that just got plopped down in a wilderness cave. Luckily, Bronson Cave is in a protected park so the vehicle access was incredibly close and that saved us hours and loads of stress.

“We used three 30k projectors and moving those anywhere is challenging. Mapping the cave with multiple setups in an eight-hour day was a complete challenge and we had rare LA rain storms during our set day and were worried about flooding (which never happens in LA). Our crew absolutely crushed it and got us through it all.”

Griffith Park has been a popular Los Angeles filming location for decades and has recently hosted movies including the Oscar-winning La La Land, which shot scenes at the Griffith Observatory.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

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