A few weeks ago, I went along to Montrose's video shoot which took place at an old factory site just outside of Wells city centre. The video was shot by Forever Media which includes one of my good friends from school, Lewis Jelley as well as Paul Marke and Thomas Ireland. (The lads are film and video graduates from the University of Glamorgan!) Lewis and I always used to team up in Media Studies so it was good to work together properly.
We parked up outside the gates of the factory (which were unlocked so we didn't technically break in) and started unloading the gear. (Standard Mulberry bag lumped amongst it all!) After an hour or so, they were ready to start!
|Tracking shots recorded using a skateboard... amazing|
They introduced some flour (!) just as the sun started to set, which made for some gorgeous shots, and messy cars and kit!
Watching the guys work has definitely made me appreciate how long it takes to film just a couple of minutes. We spent hours on the site to get footage for a 1 minute 43 second long track, plus all the editing time they put in to the effects. (Think about that the next time you watch Eastenders, or a 3 hours epic movie.) There are many similarities between still and moving images, but I have a lot of respect for these guys and their patience and talent. Working with photos is so much simpler!
You can watch the video below, and check out Montrose's Facebook page as well.
You can follow the band (@MontroseBand) an the lads on Twitter : @Ash_trowbo @iamjasonbishop @callmealexevans @samjchard