Our latest project, and labour of love for the past month has been a music video for the up and coming band Kayote. we decided to use a mix of a story and performance, shooting the performance in a studio and the story on location.
Setting up the studio with a projection backdrop, credit to Aska Ross, and a basic lighting set up in the rig and some mobile floor birdies. Shooting the band as a whole while running through the song numerous times with 3 separate cameras. Using the Glidetrack, tripod dollies which work well in the studio environment and of course numerous on the spot inventions to create a wide variety of shots. We also used haze to define the light beams in the wide shots, which worked well until we had to remove all of the smoke..
The story shots were filmed on location in Hammersmith, again using DSLRs, utilising deep depth of field to give this section a cinematic feel. Using focus shifts and glide moves to add movement into the shots to ensure that they did not slow the pace of the upbeat song. Some extra shots that we were unable to film on the first shoot due to fading light were filmed at a later date on Hammersmith bridge.
The final video was painstakingly manually synced with the original recording of the song in Final Cut, which is definitely something we are going to avoid in the future!
The Story is one of two Ex-lovers who have a chance encounter in a park, while at first one runs away he sees the potential in love and repents on his decision….
Dir: Luke Blackett, DoP: Ed Conder & Barney Couch. Photography: Jonah, Assisting: Matt Blackett.
Starring Ed Robinson, Sarah Craddock and Kayote.
Many thanks to the band! and here is the video: