Midé and I are back at it again! It’s been just over 6 months since the release of ‘#UNLIKELY’ and even longer since ‘Mainstream’, so we got together and came up with some idea’s for a brand new video, for a brand new track, right from the brand new album! (Which is KILLER by the way).
So here we go. Let’s get started on some of the logistics behind this crazy shoot, how it was done, and a few BTS pictures of Midé and I along the way, captured by Tristan Webber, and well as some beautiful landscapes I took moving from location to location.
First, one of my favourite landscape images I have ever taken, that easily makes its way to the top of my landscape portfolio!
Midé came to me with a few ideas, we threw some locations and concepts back and forth, until we came up with this. A music video, by some cliffs, some water, shot in slow-motion AND using Magic Lantern RAW video. A challenge awaited us.
Upon weeks of non-stop testing with Magic Lantern RAW (Before Midé was even aware that RAW video existed), I finally decided to bite the bullet and show Midé the gorgeous benefits of the firmware hack (Magic Lantern) and how shooting in RAW with the hack, could substantially boost the production value of the whole project. We agreed upon a few terms and guidelines, and discussed the pro’s and con’s, but decided to go for it.
Accompanying us, and assisting me, was Tristan Webber, an up and coming operator and Director (Watch This Space!). Tristan played a very important role in helping transport all of our kit, a sofa, a guitar and more importantly, all of our food and water to all of the different locations we visited. Tristan, did awesome. He continued to plow through the endless days, with the rest of us, despite not one of us having had any sleep for 48 hours. He helped keep the creative juices flowing, despite the blazing, baking heat, undesirably sweaty underarms and blistered feet.
Tristan also captured the majority of the fantastic BTS images shown throughout this blog post 🙂
Midé and I were on the same lines in terms of content for this music video, and wanted to take a different approach to our previously ‘mostly performance’ based content. We incorporated the slow motion, to give the song some space, and some air to breath as we felt it needed it.
We hope you like it, we certainly put blood, sweat and tears into making it happen within just two days!
We appreciate you watching! and welcome any questions or queries about the production side of this project openly via the contact page on the site.