A couple of days before the Covid-19 virus caused a lockdown in the UK we made a music video. I hadn't made a music video for quite a while before this. There is something I find less enjoyable about making a music video than say a documentary or capturing live performance.
However both members of Remember Summer are good friends of mine and I absolutely fell in love with the song. I contacted my other good friend Oliver Cross and he agreed to come on as DOP. There was no budget for this video. Only on screen cost was the Car hire. Oliver decided to shoot on his elderly Sony FS700 and pretty much everything was shot using my Sigma 50-100mm F1.8.
The whole experience was nothing but a pleasure. On the drive home after the shoot the radio announcement came on that the lockdown was going to be introduced. It felt like the end of the world but I felt peaceful as I had remembered why I wanted to do this job in the first place.
Directed / Edited by Gregg Houston
Director of Photography / Operator by Oliver Cross