Kuda music video – last shoot

We shot the last part of the band video for Kuda on Saturday. We spent most of the day shooting outside this time which was really nice after the last three locations which were all dark indoor locations.

Working with the guys involved was great, considering that only one of the cast was an experienced actor, I was surprised at how convincing the rest of the guys were, I think we might be seeing some career changes in the near future!

The whole experience of being DP on this project was great, director / Producer Peter Naylor is going to be busy editing the video over the next week or so and as soon as the video is complete I’ll be posting it on the site along with a complete write up about the experience. For now though, here’s some grabs from Saturdays Shoot.

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Kuda band video – update

The band video I’m shooting with Peter Naylor for ‘Kuda’ is progressing nicely, we’ve shot at three locations now with the last one coming up on Saturday. Having shot everything in low light so far I’m really looking forward to shooting in the daylight this weekend.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about Kuda, they have a page on mySpace.

Here’s a few more footage grabs.


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Silent Disco Promo

A Silent Disco is a new and unique concept sweeping the UK that does away with the traditional speaker systems used in nightclubs or festivals and instead issues visitors with wireless headphones that allow the wearer to choose to listen to one of two live DJ ‘s performing at the event.

SilentArena, the UK ‘s premier Silent Disco providers, asked me to shoot a Silent Disco that was held at the University of East Anglia ‘s LCR on the 19th February.

I used my EX1 on a multi-rig pro to allow me to be mobile and mingle with the crowds. Because all of the visitors were wearing headphones I was able to transmit the music from one of the DJ’s to the camera wirelessly as well as use a shotgun mic to record people singing along to the music on a separate channel.

I hired a Sony on camera LED light to give some fill for the dark scenes, because the light is able to be adjusted in brightness it allowed me to get just enough light onto the crowd without making them look out of place in the dark surroundings.

Click here to watch the video

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Music Video Stills

I worked as DP on a music video today which was a great experience as it was my first shoot with a Director, actors and a real storyline.

The music video is for a band called Kuda and the video has one scene which takes places in an underground gambling room, which was the part we shot today. I shot in 1080/25p on the EX1 with the brevis adapter and a combination of 50mm f.14, 20-35mm f2.8 and 135mm f2.8 Nikkor lenses.

The shoot was directed by Peter Naylor, a local film maker who’s also going to be editing the video. We’ll be shooting three more scenes in the coming weeks so I’ll post more news as it happens.

Here’s a few stills from todays shoot, they are straight out of the camera without any alteration other than reducing the size.

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Music video & videotrader

I’ve been asked to do some shooting for a music video by fellow Norfolk film maker Peter Naylor. The filming is starting on Saturday. I’ll ask if it’s okay to post some stills after the shoot.

The other thing I wanted to post was that I’ve finally got around to updating my company website. Video production is becoming a much larger part in what I do for a living but I still spend a lot of my time doing web design and Flash development. My company is called Videotrader and you can find out all about it at www.videotrader.co.uk