Friday, May 11, 2012

Fireworks: The Process of Making a Music Video... Part 8

Day 3.

Cut short by rain.

We started the day with a B-Roll shot of this huge amazing tree in the middle of this empty field. (I say empty, but for the herd of grazing cattle who were kindly keeping completely out of the shot) The tree is surrounded by a stone circle and an old wooden fence. The grey clouds and misty rain made for an amazing shot. The wind was moving the bare branches of the tree slightly, so I cranked the LomoKino as slowly as I could and then varied the speed to slow down the movement of the branches slightly.

Onto The Lighthouse?

The trek to the Lighthouse is no mean feat on the best of days. It's about an hour along the coastal cliffside trail. The wind and spitting rain would make the walk (let alone the shooting of an important vocal piece) difficult, if not dangerous. We decided that we would go back to the house to see if this weather would pass and make a decision later.

On the way back to the house, we stopped at Kerrycroy to grab a shot of the storm surge moving onto the beach. The camera was as low as it could go on the tripod and the stone pier was coming into the right of frame. The waves will look frenetic and angry as the cloud in the background sail through the top of the frame.

The weather didn't pass like we'd hoped. We shot 2 rolls today. The rocky hill overlooking Scalpsie Bay is scheduled for tomorrow and The Lighthouse has been pushed back to Saturday.

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