Title: Say Goodbye
Artist: Sophie Barker
Label: Ho Hum Records
Production/Post Production: Loco
Director/Editor/VFX: Lee Bamsey
Producer: Arlene Dignam
DOP: Nathan A Sheppard
Camera: Rob Parker
Colourist: Tom Balkwill – Dirty Looks
Make-up and styling: Ellie Worthington – Kiss ‘n’ Makeup
Edit assistant: Jon Davey
Graphics assistant: Edmund Stenson

Loco has completed Sophie Barker’s music video for her new single “Say Goodbye”. The track is officially released as a double A-side on October 31st 2011, but you can listen and watch the beautiful promo now. Loco’s own Arlene Dignam wrote the treatment and produced the video for which Lee Bamsey directed, edited and created the VFX. Tom Balkwill completed the colour grade on the in-house Baselight suite “Dirty Looks”. (You can read more about the Loco/ Dirty Looks joint venture here.)

It was an exciting opportunity for the Loco team to take this music video from conception through production to final delivery. Loco’s team organised the Canon 5D shoot with good friends and talented crew: cameraman Rob Parker, DOP Nathan A Sheppard, and stylist Ellie Worthington. The warm and inviting setting of Kilburn’s North London Tavern served as the perfect location for this enchanted vision of memory and longing. Sophie reflects on life and love as she looks through vintage photographs and writes the song lyrics in her journal. Lee’s kaleidoscopic visual effects even create the illusion of love hearts emanating from the scene.

During the shoot, Ellie placed diamante jewels under Sophie’s eyes which Lee was able to isolate and treat in the VFX, making them twinkle hypnotically. Filming through the chandelier enabled him to add magical, glimmering overlays to mesmerise the viewer. Tom’s colour grade highlights the vibrancy of Sophie’s vintage dresses while desaturating the background to intensify the stylised look of the video.

You can see some behind the scenes photos of Loco’s music video shoot, on our earlier post about the “Say Goodbye” music video production or watch Sophie Barker interviewed on BBC Breakfast, on another recent post. You can find out more about Sophie Barker on her official website or her Facebook page. Her video as also available on YouTube.

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