A nice trip to the United Kingdom…
In early december 2013, the band ARCHITECTS contacted us for the production of a music video for their upcoming release “Lost Forever // Lost Together”. With a tight schedule we planned everything quickly, decided what the video should look like with the band and drove to the UK with a crew of 5 people and a big van full of equipment.
MESA helped us with the backline and “Black Hangar Studios” provided the power and location for the project.
Driving 10 hours, sleeping 3 hours, shooting the entire day and driving back another 10 hours right after the shoot was exhausting but a lot of fun for sure. ARCHITECTS are genuine and professonal people and everything worked out the way we imagined it.
The last scenes we shot were the “powder shots”. The band was covered in color powders (it was everywhere, from hair to clothes to instruments and the singer Sam sometimes inhaled it accidently) and we filmed all the takes with 120fps, which gaves us the freedom to play around with the timing in post-production.
After breaking down the entire set quickly and just in time, we said goodbye and left quickly to get the ferry back to germany in time.
Hungry and exhausted we arrived back in the office, but the project just started. During the next week (while normal people celebrated christmas and new years) our editor Thilo and our motion graphic artist Daniel spent their time post-producing the project. The band is very hands-on when it comes to details, and even if we enjoyed it a lot how much attention they spent on every edit - it was a race against the clock. The deadline was set and the final master was rendered nothing more than a day before the delivery date.
We used the new plug in “MIR” from Red Giant to create the particle effects for the powder shots and graded and edited the entire project within Adobes Creative Cloud (Premiere, After Effects & Speedgrade make a perfect workflow possible).
Almost all the shots of the video were filmed with a steadycam or the ABC crane and Remote-Head. We filmed with a Sony F5 and Zeiss Lenses as main camera and our Sony FS700 + Speedbooster and Canon Lenses for additional footage, slow motions and close-ups.
Director: Carlo Oppermann
DOP: Steve Enste
Producer: Benjamin Richter
Editor: Thilo Jäger
Motion Graphics: Daniel Barth
1st AD: Daniel Hoffmann
Making Of: Yves Otterbach
Making Of Pictures:
Our new puppy Cooper.
Still shot with Galaxy Note 3 while recording video