Music Videos

New Release!! Wildfires - Jenny Mitchell

35mm Photos by @rcstills

 Lighting guru Wilson makes things happen.

Lighting guru Wilson makes things happen.

Up and coming talent - Jenny Mitchell - put out her first release and single ‘Wildfires’ recently, we were lucky enough to be asked to put something together for the New Zealand(more specifically Gore) singer. Ahead of the 2019 album release we collaborated on this first piece with Jenny.

 Wet weather options.

Wet weather options.

 Shawkat pulling the sharps on some B-roll.

Shawkat pulling the sharps on some B-roll.

 Sam prepping Jenny for one of her first takes.

Sam prepping Jenny for one of her first takes.

 Senie getting into character

Senie getting into character

 DP Joel Egan getting some B-roll

DP Joel Egan getting some B-roll

The creative element stemming heavily from the song lyrics bring in all the elements of relationships and their tipping scale of emotions. Following the lines of insecurities actions, we see the closeness of new romance and the subsequent results of missing dialog, assumptions and the counteracted reactions to said assumptions.

 Cast and Crew chilling between takes.

Cast and Crew chilling between takes.

 Director Bradley Murnane on location at one of our final scenes

Director Bradley Murnane on location at one of our final scenes

 Lucas and Senie conversing pre-take.

Lucas and Senie conversing pre-take.

Talking with Jenny about the song & production she had this to say: “Wildfires a story of distrust & disloyalty & I really wanted to create a clip that got inside the minds of those who end up stuck in those situations. The way that the narrative shifts from gentle moments, to the chaotic fighting scenes is a very honest portrayal of how it can feel to be wrapped in a toxic relationship.”

Working with Spilting on this project was an absolute dream come true. I am a super big fan of their other work & knew they would bring a unique approach to the visuals for my track. Not only did we have a heap of fun on set, the finished product was so much more than I could have ever expected & I’m so glad I chose to work with Rick & Brad. “

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The full video below.

New Release!! Redemption - Tori Forsyth

Photos by Seb Kaczorowski @sebkazdop & Madeline Valentinis @madeline_valentinis

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In our third collaboration with alternate country artist - Tori Forsyth - we see a turn to a more darker visual and theme - witches. Shot in rural Newcastle surrounds we focus heavily on the theme of the term witch hunt and all that it encompasses.

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The amazing and at times eerie backdrop was very much at the forefront of this particular creative. At times acting as an almost silent character in the piece. This was needed to help push the idea of the underlining theme. Mixed with the double exposure effect we wanted to push the unease and overall haunting vibe that was at the very centre of the creative concept.

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In previous collaborations with Tori, we’ve always worked on a very much free flow of ideas. Tori’s ability to get into any character we’ve thrown out there has always made the task an easy evolution. Her role as the head “witch” was no exception to the rule. As you can tell from the moment she graces the screen, the embodiment of this character is all her own. With the addition of a new character to our previous videos with Tori, our little escapee - Ivy Bell - steals the screen in her attempt to evade her captures.

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Watch below for the full video.

Woe, My Heart - Oh My My

35mm Photos by @shawkat husseini & @rcstills

  Dancers Alex & Anna between takes

Dancers Alex & Anna between takes

The second release in from producer Oh My My - 'Woe, My Heart' continues the visuals from the previous release we did with him. This time the subjects taking on a more delicate and sombre role to the previous clip. All filmed within the confines of a white cyc, harmonious and soft neons mixed the glitched out effect relay the complex narrative and undertones of the songs foundation.

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  Director Bradley Murnane

Director Bradley Murnane

Oh My My aka Sam Thomlinson had this to say on the song - "Musically this song is all about the piano and vocal. I tried not to sully those parts with too much embellishment. There are moments where I’m really trying to show the heartbreak in the lyrics with disjointed chord changes; other times I’ve tried to use ambient whispering and talking to reflect the feeling of being locked in your own thoughts.”

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Similar to the previous piece in the series, at its core this was a collaborative effort. Working with dancers Alex & Anna, we in essence, melded within the choreography of their movements. The added element of singer Jarred Young(of Bad Pony) glitching in and out of the scenes adding another dimension to the piece as a "somewhat" continuation and evolution.

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Watch below for the full video. Also check out the artists facebook page to keep up to date on all things Oh My My.

New Release!! Royal - Vice Dreams

photos by Angus @gussi.i
  Director Rick and Art Director Bianca sussing the visuals

Director Rick and Art Director Bianca sussing the visuals

We're super stoked to to present our latest video for the Universal Music Australia team. Filmed in Melbourne, we were put in charge of creating the new image and direction for Harrison Craig's 'Vice Dreams'. With the help of our amazing crew who all went above and beyond for this one, we were able to create this neon themed world. Bianca Milani at the realms is always a sure fire way to get things done. DP Joel Egan with his light metre in hand helping to get the lights and exposures on point. All these elements and more went into creating this dream-like visual.

  DP Joel and gaffer supreme Alex Wilson at the forefront of the shoot.

DP Joel and gaffer supreme Alex Wilson at the forefront of the shoot.

  Harrison & Rick discussing the finer details

Harrison & Rick discussing the finer details

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Due to the single day shoot, everyone one on set was required to help shift scenes, lights and art dept. straight after the cut of the set. The fast paced nature of the shoot, meant a v narrow window for each scene. Not the most ideal of situations, but we managed to pull it off without a problem. This was a facet of team work that was second to none.

  HMU legend Sam Pearce working with lead Darcy on her 'dream' state make up

HMU legend Sam Pearce working with lead Darcy on her 'dream' state make up

  All hands on deck

All hands on deck

Watch below for the full video.

OLD BUILDING SESSIONS - EPISODE SIX - Ben Salter

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Ben Salters vocal range and ability are second to none. His unique song writing style and captive melodies are at the forefront of everything the embodies an Australian song smith. Having a chance to capture this and within the space we did was an amazing experience all the while being quite sombre in mood.

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Filmed in an abandoned two story skate park lined with bowls, ramps and all the trimmings created a truly unique and echoed sound. Which married with Ben's vocals added elements and tones like we'd never experienced before. Listening to the details reverberate off the curved surfaces made a complete sound, almost too hard to capture.. almost.

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Watch Ben Salter perform his song 'Gas Guzzler'.

Watch all the videos from this episode and more here.

OLD BUILDING SESSIONS - EPISODE FIVE - Claire Anne-Taylor

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We've always been a huge fan of Claire Anne-Taylor's music. The depth of soul and realness that is imbedded within her song writing is captivating enough. Let alone just being a genuine awesome human. So when the opportunity came up to film an OBS with her, we jump at the project!

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Filmed in New Norfolk's longtime abandoned nurses quarters, a section of the huge complex that was Willow Court Asylum - for the mentally ill and disabled. Willow Court is the oldest, continually run asylum located in the Island State of Tasmania, Australia and had its heritage start before 1827. Closing its doors for good in early 2000, its been left to slowly decay over the last 18 years, with many a visitor stopping in to walk the once occupied corridors and holding cells.

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Watch Claire Anne-Taylor perform her song 'Man Behind The Moon'.

Watch all the videos from this episode and more here.

In The Morning - Tori Forsyth

 Polaroid outtake with Betty Lou

Polaroid outtake with Betty Lou

Shot over two days, our second colab with Tori Forsyth and Universal Music finds us in a hedge maze and desert dunes. Exploring the previous character creation(Betty Sue) and her subsequent demise through "the looking glass" elements, we delve into the idea of dimensional intersections which represents the underlining message within the song itself.

 Director Brad and Tori during one of the many dune takes.

Director Brad and Tori during one of the many dune takes.

Artist Tori on the song “‘In The Morning’ was a last minute addition to the record so it’s funny that it’s risen to the top as a second single,” says Tori. “The song has a few different meanings to me, it was a written in a darker time of my life and there’s definitely that theme to the song, but I think it’s also a song that basically rides on gender equality, the idea that a woman can do everything a man can.”  

 Director Richard Clifford, filming during one of the dune takes.

Director Richard Clifford, filming during one of the dune takes.


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 Aerial view from a scene at the hedge maze, shooting on the Sony a7s ii

Aerial view from a scene at the hedge maze, shooting on the Sony a7s ii

Brad on the concept behind "In The Morning" - "In the morning reflects identity and the idea of self. Set between the sand dunes and a maze, the story drifts into the two worlds with one common thread, exploration. With the TV providing the link between the two. Personalities and I guess, the soul, drifts like frequency looking to transmit through a source, the body or in the case. The TV allowing a look into the many way we see one another."

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Watch the video in full below..

If I Were The Hunter - Set Circles

 Polaroid outtake of Nigel Edwards from the studio.

Polaroid outtake of Nigel Edwards from the studio.

For our latest release we had full creative licence to roll with whatever came to our head(which is always welcomed). Given the stylistic nature of the track we wanted to do something a little different. We decided to collaborate with another artist - Nigel Edwards of dance collective Lost is Found. Based off of Nigel's interpretation of the music we would shoot and edit alongside what he created as sort of an amalgamation of ideas forming one piece.

 Richard playing with red mesh material to create different looks.

Richard playing with red mesh material to create different looks.

Working with a minimal crew and plenty of time to play with compositions is always a welcome change. Director Richard Clifford had this to say about producing the piece "When I first heard the track, the visuals were instant. I remember seeing Nigel perform at a show I was shooting and knew that his unique tutting style of dance would be a perfect match. I got in contact with Nigel and played him the track, basically begging him to get on board. I asked if he could interpret the music and create movements based on that. Then I’d film based around those movements. The results are a very immersive. Editor Tim Blackburn did an amazing job taking those two elements and creating the electrifying end results.

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 Only two lights were used in production.

Only two lights were used in production.

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Jamie Page aka Set Circles had this to say about the video “The music video is almost a whole seperate piece of art that I’m just stoked to have my music behind really. I sent him(Richard) the song with the hope that it might spark something in his mind and fortunately for me, he seemed to dig it. I’ve always been a massive admirer of dance of all styles so when he came to me with a pitch involving Nigel, I was hugely excited. What you see in the clip is talent.. Im sure it was hard to get right, but the guys at Spliting Films managed to get it so right. I’m just so stoked to be a part of it.”

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Richard and Tim testing out the different mesh options.

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Watch the full video below. Also don't forget to check out all things Set Circles and head over to his Facebook neow! 

Pouring It Out - Steve Tyssen

We're most please with the release of our video for Steve Tyssen's "Pouring It Out" and the feedback so far has also been amazing! Shot in mid 2016, we've been slaving over the final edits to make them as on point with the original vision as possible, as well as working towards Steve's timeline for release..
 Isabella McDonald still from the video.

Isabella McDonald still from the video.

“Jess is an old friend of mine so it was a no brainer asking her to sing on the track – and we had so many laughs recording it too! The song is basically about reaching the breaking point in a bad relationship or situation” - Steve Tyssen spoke of singer Jess Lean's inclusion in this track.

 The crew setting up for the dance scene.

The crew setting up for the dance scene.

“The clip offers a notion that relationships sometimes manifest the individuals into playing a certain characters, keeping a certain idea of each other over time. A materialized society has forced an insecure hand over people, where our identity is categorized into a box or stereotype. In world under constant surveillance and judgment, the characters in the clip are a heightened version of themselves, a creation by fear and expectation.

The collaboration was an open canvas from the beginning with Steve Tyssen, who’s positive energy open mind allowed for creative ideas to be voiced. Our producer, Grace Julia banded together a small team of creatives and sourced an old abandoned warehouse in Brisbane as a location. Corey Donaldson provided the unique visuals and Jess Moxon searched far and wide around Brisbane sourcing props. The clip provided a subtle message to stop and smell the flowers every once and a while.” -Writer and director Bradley Murnane.

 During the filming of one of Steve's scenes.

During the filming of one of Steve's scenes.

 Filming during Steve's second scene.

Filming during Steve's second scene.

You can watch the video in full below.