Thanks for a great response!
I completely agree- when I finished the editing, I kept re-watching it trying to figure out how to make it more mellow and slow it down, but the shots just weren't helping out. The actual shooting was flawed with lack of content and bad movements (jumpy pans/tilts and not enough still shots) so I was kind of kicking myself on that one.
More than anything, this was a test to try to expand into a different kind of project, with the dark/ industrial sort of feel between music and color grading. I'm going to try to shoot a more cooperative subject today and fix these problems in the filming stages.
"A shot = 20% equipment, 75% creativity, 5% luck."
"Color Correction is to get everything to look correct.. this looks like a leprauchaun busted a nut on your lense" -Alkyy