Crawl, Beg & Cry - Brad Butcher

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Brad Butchers "Crawl, Beg & Cry" hits all the country notes, so we wanted to do our own take on the "country" aesthetic. With that, we took to the Lockyer Valley in an old Ford Mustang.

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Brad had this to say about the song; "Crawl Beg & Cry is a reminder to those of us who've been treated as second rate citizens, whether in relationships, at school or perhaps your day job, to stand up for yourself and not to put up with being mistreated or subjected to bullying. To take charge of your life, your own destiny and move forward with confidence and a smile."

Brad acting more like a guide than a hitch hiker advocate, drives his way throughout each of our characters lives, revelling in banter and guidance, the passengers outlooks go from melancholy to positiveness during their journey.

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Check out the video in full below.

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! 

Calling Me - Golden Age Of Ballooning

 Dancer Jess Sommerfeld prepping for one of the indoor scenes.

Dancer Jess Sommerfeld prepping for one of the indoor scenes.

Half shot in Toronto, Canada and half shot in Brisbane, Australia the task of communication and execution seemed all to fluent. Working along side Golden Age Of Ballooning, we wanted to capture the original mood as well as develop the visual medium. To not only compliment but to extend or push it further, so that the visual becomes its own experience as well.

 Chris prepping for the singing & visual takes.

Chris prepping for the singing & visual takes.

 Chris prepping for the singing & visual takes.

Chris prepping for the singing & visual takes.

 Director Richard Clifford with a pizza box after wrapping.

Director Richard Clifford with a pizza box after wrapping.

Director Richard Clifford summed up the visuals in the premiere over at The Music, "(the video)Portrays one's desire to ward off drug-induced hallucinations and, despite their constant presence, the attempts to keep these previous life unpleasantries at bay" and adds that, the theme was interpreted through both the lyrics and music, its pretty standard that you'd roll with one or the other, or even just take the title and push that theme. We're always looking at different angles and ways to better collaborate with the artist we work with. 

 Polaroid outtake from the shoot.

Polaroid outtake from the shoot.

 Polaroid outtake from the shoot.

Polaroid outtake from the shoot.


 The use of morph suits was very prevalent throughout "Calling Me"

The use of morph suits was very prevalent throughout "Calling Me"


 Light tests, using available resources.

Light tests, using available resources.

Watch the full video below. Don't forget to keep up to date with all things Golden Age Of Ballooning, click over to their Facebook Page.

Richmond - Josh Rennie-Hynes

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Our latest release for multi-award winning artist Josh Rennie-Hynes and long time collaborator with us, explores the captivating dynamic between visuals and lyrics to create a journey of past memories.

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Director Brad Murnane, explores the creation process below,

"We filmed the Richmond video inside a small wooden house located in the town of Newcastle. The clip was shot in a day and follows the singer, Josh Rennie-Hynes, as he walks throughout shadowed in memories of the house’s past. The song partners with the visuals to create a dream like exchanges as we trace back into memories of two kids, Savannah Clarke and Darcy Powell and a couple played by Jay Piper and Nadine Christie living in the house. The song allows for any interpretation of the story and isn’t in any way defined or labeled. It’s there for the viewer to decide".

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Click below to watch Richmond in full. Don't forget to head over to Facebook and keep up to date on all things Josh Rennie-Hynes

 

 

Pipeline - Old Sault

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Angie taking a break onset during the final scene.

Our latest video with Old Sault marked the second premier within the short space of 6 months. After releasing her debut EP, Mostly Worried in June of 2017 Angie continues to impress with her latest track Pipeline, where her vocals grace our ears once again. 

Set in Melbourne, amongst a landscape of highways and industry lay the foundations for a collaboration that aimed to compliment the ever calmative, dreamlike melodies of Pipeline. 

 DOP Brad Francis working on the opening scenes magic.

DOP Brad Francis working on the opening scenes magic.

This is our third collaboration with Angie, and as always, it is a privilege and honour to work with such an multi-talented artist.

Here is what director Bradley Murnane has to say about the project: "Pipeline was the extension of an idea that came from an abandoned space I stumbled across that was stacked with discarded washing machines. It's sparked the idea of an alternate dimension where people could be transported into variable locations and environments but stemming from the same beginnings. Making it's way into the video creating a surreal type tone where a world in itself could be found. Like any song I guess, you want to have it owns place so anyone can imagine themselves escaping inside it.

The clip was shot in a day in the city of Melbourne with cinematography by Brad Francis and co produced by Elizabeth Lea".

 Actor Lloyd Grounds onset.

Actor Lloyd Grounds onset.

Angie had this to say about the Pipeline production, "Pipeline is a deeply personal song so creating a visual to it was inconceivable to me at first. Directors Bradley Murnane and Richard Clifford are good friends of mine, so there’s an incredible level of trust when we create together. The clip was conceived by Bradley after a few conversations we had outside of music and outside of filmmaking. He knew what I was going through when I wrote the song and applied that completely to the creative process. The clip isn’t really meant to make sense to a stranger, it doesn’t have a middle or an end. It’s riddled with symbols and metaphors and the rest is up to the viewer.

 Final scene from Pipeline.

Final scene from Pipeline.

Click below to watch Pipeline in full. Dont forget to head over to Facebook and keep up to date on all things Old Sault.

Sail Home - Old Sault

After having premiered this video at Clipped Music Festival in Sydney as part of the Vivid Festival, we were fortunate enough to land an online premiere through Australian Magazine - The Music.

Now as the clip does its rounds in the international festival arena, we can take a quick look at what went into make this one..

 Director Richard Clifford walking the frozen lake to set location.

Director Richard Clifford walking the frozen lake to set location.


On the video Richard(clip director/writer) spoke to The Music:
“When Angie first showed me the track it was the middle of winter in Toronto, so the snow and freezing weather had a huge impact on the creative. I felt like the song and lyrics had a very isolated vibe to it. Choosing to film in an old cabin in Northern Ontario coupled with the extreme elements helped set up that visual for being alone in these thoughts - in that it’s an eternalized confrontation.

Essentially we wanted to relay the message that we all tend to sacrifice our creative selves out of fear and would prefer taking the safer/ less risky option to save face. The Herman Hesse quotes were added to push the idea of the battle between the aforementioned frame of mind and the one wishing to be creative.”


 Derek helping move the gear across Kamaniskeg Lake.

Derek helping move the gear across Kamaniskeg Lake.

 Richard shooting some b-roll on the frozen lake.

Richard shooting some b-roll on the frozen lake.

Sail Home presented many an obstacle to overcome, filming in -20 degree temperatures will tend to create challenges outside the normal spectrum you deal with on a set. We managed to film some of these obstacles as we went, you can preview in the below video..

Angie(Old Sault) has been a long time collaborator with us, her instilled trust in us(baffling as it is) is never taken for granted. Angie had this to say about "Sail Home":

"Completely heedless to his creative talent, Rick penned an apprehensive proposition to make a video for Sail Home, as if I might refuse it. I knew his mind was flooding with ideas and I gave him full creative control over the whole process with no hesitation. When I watched it for the first time, I cried like a baby. Not only because it is completely beautiful, but because it looks exactly how Rick described it before he’d even started filming."

 Jess Sommerfeld getting in a bit of "selfie time" between takes.

Jess Sommerfeld getting in a bit of "selfie time" between takes.

The high quality video can be viewed in full here and on the below.

Please head over to Old Sault's Facebook page to keep up-to-date on all the new releases and info on her latest EP release. 

OLD BUILDING SESSIONS - EPISODE 4 - BAD PONY

 Bad Pony post OBS shoot.

Bad Pony post OBS shoot.

Episode 4 of Old Building Sessions finds us filming in an old school gym on the outskirts of Toronto. The school closing its doors in the mid 80's is now completely covered in graffiti and smashed everything.

 The remains of a pool, creating that unique pool reverb.

The remains of a pool, creating that unique pool reverb.

The Bad Pony lads managed to squeeze in a little time during their north american tour to head out to Oshawa to record a few songs and do a little adventuring.

The first track from their performance and their latest single release Deficiency sat perfectly within the echoed chambers of the basketball court, have a look below.

 Richard scouting the location.

Richard scouting the location.

Filming in this space was amazing, whilst we only had limited time to get it all together, we managed to film a cover version of Cold War Kids track "Hang Me Up To Dry" again the lads executing this with their unique blend of rhythm and harmonies.

For more OBS episodes please check out our YouTube channel.

We're always on the lookout for new performance artist to feature in OBS. If you'd like to get involved in a future OBS, please drop us a line on our Contact Page.

Final Place to Call Home - Steve Tyssen

 Actress Maddie walking through some of the backroad locations of the video.

Actress Maddie walking through some of the backroad locations of the video.

Our latest release and ongoing work with multi-talent Steve Tyssen has been released through The Music, check out the write up and release here 

 A still from the smoke scene.

A still from the smoke scene.

This is our third collaboration with Steve, and as usual, its an honour and a privilege. Happy to let us roam free within the medium, here is what director/ writer Brad Murnane had to say on the project - "The idea for the clip was to create something with simplistic honesty and totally stripped back, no gimmicks or tricks. The juxtaposition of the songs lyrics to the imagery was an essential place to explore these characters, allowing for them to express emotions in its simplest form. We often are torn between the idea of what we perceive ourselves to be and the actual self. That the distance between these two ideals, often leaves us in a constant state of longing. These characters, though never appearing in the same place, are connected through a chain of relative experiences"

 The Director Bradley Murnane, taking part in the video as the antagonist.

The Director Bradley Murnane, taking part in the video as the antagonist.

Steve goes into detail about the song and its creation - "It's more or less a metaphor for the seemingly constant struggle to find yourself and find purpose in what you do. Most of the time we only remember good experiences, but I think it's also the bad experiences that really make us who we are. The song is about taking risks and stepping closer to where you we want to be.

"It's also a duet which features my good friend Jess Lean from The Brains Trust on vocals.  We were living together at the time of recording and I asked Jess to sing some harmonies on a few tracks. When I heard the second verse that she had written for Final Place - I was blown away - and it completely changed the dynamic of the song for the better."

Check out video below and also click through to check out more of Steve's work here.