This is the Official music video for the band Violet.
I met this band while my brother recorded, produced, engineered the track and EP at 'Anemic Studios'.
While they were recording the EP.. I shot a studio documentary for them and they seemed to like my work and wanted to shoot a music video soon after.
Most of the lights on this shoot were tungsten so I matched my white balance to the lights set at 3200K.
I wanted everything to have quite a dark shadow vibe without being to dark. I did a similar look to the close ups awhile back for another video I shot, directed, edited for 'Call The Doctor', using the same light which were 4 Datavision LED 600.
This was the most fun, relaxing shoot I've worked on. Mainly because I was geeking out a bit and I dont get to shoot in locations often as bands don't usually have a great budget. Thankfully the band had a budget for a location so I knew of a great place where I used to shoot videos in my band life, which was at Manchester studios South.
When I spoke to the company, I mentioned what kinda lights I wanted to hire, not thinking when I arrived that their lighting guy would stay and help.
This was awesome because every time I light a scene, I usually have to ask my betty, friends or band members not in shot to help move the lights around for effect. Now I had an awesome guy who not only knows his stuff, but was incredibly nice and fun to work with.
Some scenes we had a little duck routine going on, so my head wasn't in the shadow as he dollied past me or when I dollied past him, haha!
I have a deep love for this band, not only cuz they are good, but really nice, fun and amazing people to be around.
My Betty was even doing my books for me in the lounge while I was shooting, haha!