If you are looking for a modern primal sound with a hint of 80’s synth from three amazing women, Cayboy are what you are looking for. This Canadian based band have an intoxicating energy and a great sense of humour. We had the pleasure of hanging out with the girls for two weeks after they won the international competition Recording Festival 2017. This is the second ever Recording Festival. The competition runs over two years. This year 3 acts won out of 520 who applied. Read more here. These 3 winning artists were flown out to Ireland for the 14 day recording session at Grouse Lodge Studios. While they were there we took the time to film the official music video for Caveboy’s single Raconteur.
During the two week of intense recording from the girls, we were constantly getting drawn away from our production office with the upbeat multi layered addictive sounds that were being produced from the studio. Then, nearing the end of the second week there was a change in tone with the ephemeral sounds that echoed through the halls, it was this song ‘Raconteur’. This, in particular came at a time in the two weeks when people where more reflective of the experience that they had had there in the studio. With this in mind we had a chance to take advantage of the beautiful pool area in Grouse Lodge. Caveboy had suggested it and we thought this location was perfect for the sound of this track and so the official music video for ‘Raconteur’ was born.
Behind the scenes photos Caveboy – Raconteur – Official Music Video
On the Raconteur music video shoot Caveboy were up for anything and everything. So we shot the shit out of this room with 5 cameras. We also had a Movi on set to give the lovely smooth motion to the shots. We had lots of fun shooting this video, the girls have a natural confidence that is soooo good on camera. They are fearless.
This is the first single from their upcoming album. We are very excited to hear the rest of the fully mixed songs. This is a band to keep your eyes on. They are Deadly!
Not only is Cat Lundy stunning, talented and creative, but she’s also incredible fun to work with. Cat approached us to come up with ideas for a music video for her new single ‘Triggerman’, and from our first meeting we knew this was going to be a fun project. While she is open to ideas and creativity, she certainly knows what she likes and what she doesn’t, and we were very quickly able to develop not only a concept for the video, but a plan and a shooting schedule! All from only one meeting!
Cat Lundy Triggerman Music Video Behind The Scenes #1
The video was directed by in-house director Lucy Jones. Lucy drafted the storyboard, and even cut a template video from the stills so everyone knew what the video needed before walking on to location.
Speaking of location; we we lucky to acquire the gorgeous 12 Henrietta Street as our shooting location. This is a remarkable location, situated just north of the Liffey. The rooms of 12 Henrietta street became their own characters in the music video, and really helped to create a ‘look’ for the project. It was such a fun experience to have the whole place to ourselves for the day, and experiment with lights and smoke!
Cat Lundy Triggerman Music Video Behind The Scenes #2
Equipment was provided by Film Equipment Hire. As always, they looked after us very well. We shot the video on the Sony FS7 with Zeiss CP Primes.
Hair & Makeup was taken care of by the lovely and talented Aitana Silvana. A real pro, and a pleasure to have on set.
Dawn Hennessy was our behind-the-scenes Photographer and PA, and we couldn’t have made it through the day without her.
Cat Lundy Triggerman Music Video Behind The Scenes #3
Cat is really getting great traction with plenty of excellent reviews from around the world. Here’s her review on The Ringmaster Review.
‘Triggerman’ – Written & Performed by Cat Lundy. Available on iTunes and Apple Music. Cat’s Debut album, ‘9 Lives’ is out soon, and there are many more gems on there with ‘Triggerman’. I can really see this being a hit!
We were approached by Glan Agua to produce a corporate video to tell the story of their construction project; The Cavan Waste Water Treatment Plant.
On the surface, we didn’t know what to expect with this project. We quickly learned that there was more to this construction than what was obvious on the surface. In fact it was a fascinating project to learn about and work on. Having spent some time with the project team leaders we discovered what was important about this particular treatment plant. Glan Agua have employed some innovative technology on the site to deal with the effluent. Their use of a vacuum de-gassing system is the first of it’s kind in Ireland and the UK. Further to this, their project management brought the plant online ahead of schedule and under budget. This was all achieved while delivering an incredible quality of water to the Cavan river.
Engineering Video Production
We worked to highlight these many qualities and successes in our video production. We interviewed a number of key contributors for the piece to tell the story. Aerial video was used to showcase the site and how it was integrated into the landscape. 3D graphics we created to help illustrate some of the innovative design and mechanics of the project. We scripted and commissioned a voice over for the piece to guide the audience through the project and add context to the content.
Corporate Video Production Glan Agua
The client was delighted that we could help distil all the information they provided to us, and finally create a coherent and watchable video. They felt we helped to make the process of video production easy and accessible for them. We feel this video efficiently and emotively tells the story of the successful construction and management of the plant in a way anyone can appreciate.
‘Love Forever’ is the second single released by Electro Alt/Pop duo Behind The Vines. It’s also the second video in our music video trilogy. Check out Part 1 ‘Illusions‘. Part 3 coming soon
This continues the story of Emma, Dave and Graham started in Part 1. This time we focus on Emma in the aftermath of the first video.
Emma is a talented performer, both as an actress but also with aerial hoop, silks and acro-balance. Once we heard that she had this unique skill set, we instantly knew we had the visual hook for the second video. We envisioned Emma hanging on the hoop as if floating through space and time, as the ordeal she has just survived flashes in and out of her mind. There is something really hypnotic about her reaching out to the viewer, hovering in space, as her future too hangs in the balance, so to speak. Big thanks to Tribe Fitness who let us use their studio for the hoop shots with Emma.
We had an interesting journey refining the edit of this video. This is a pretty violent video, and was always meant to be. We wanted there to be a strong contrast between the lyrics and mood of the track, and the over dramatised action particularly towards the end of the video. But we had to get the balance just right. It took several iterations, some toned down, some pushed farther, but we feel in the end we’ve gotten it just right. Like Goldilocks.
Graham is the counterpoint in this video, and brings a tremendous depth of brooding and passion which moves the story forward. His intensity in this video stands out and set the bar for Emma to match.
Dave’s role takes a back seat somewhat in part 2, but his absence both physically and in the narrative sense creates the void that must be filled by the others.
Part 3 will be with you in a few weeks, and will wrap up the trilogy with yet more drama and action. Make sure to subscribe to the guys to see it as soon as it drops!
We shot the music video for ‘Love Forever’ with the Sony F5 at 180 frames per second using the beautiful Zeiss Standard Speeds. A huge thank you to Film Equipment Hire for looking after us with amazing gear. We would recommend them for all your film equipment needs! The music video was edited on Premiere Pro CC and the visual effects were done with After Effects CC.
Michael and Keith from Behind the Vines are genuine and also really sound lads. They write, record and produce all of their own tunes and their sound stems from a love of 80’s synth pop, alternative rock and modern electro music.
With their debut album set for independent release at the end of the year, they are currently working hard in the studio while putting together a live show that will capture their unique sound.
This is the second part of a three part story and it has been so much fun to work with everyone on this project. Keep your eyes on these guys.
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Keith had sent us the song a few months back, eager to put a music video together before the summer season. We could tell it had great potential. Keith is a talented and veteran musician and performer, and he had finally decided he needed to start releasing his own work. ‘At The End Of The Day’ would be his début.
I’d be lying if I said we had the vision for the track immediately. In fact, our minds went farther afield than Keith was comfortable with, and we had to reign it in a little for him. One thing was for sure though, we all felt the vibe of this track really suited a particular actor we’ve known for many years; the stunning Jenny Dixon. And our luck was in; not only was she interested, but we were able to find time in her busy schedule to put it together. Jenny is flat out right now between a ton of projects including Fair City and spending chunks of time away in Los Angeles.
At the end of the day (see what I did there?) this project actually came together pretty quickly. Jenny had limited availability which put the fire under us to get it done. After an actor Keith had lined up couldn’t make the schedule, we suggested David Thomas (whom we’d worked with on ‘Illusions’). We wanted someone who could really deliver emotionally and equal Jenny’s talent, and David has proven he is more than capable. And he was available on the right day!
Kudos to our pal Martin Rochford, who provided his penthouse apartment for the shoot. Martin is a talented writer/director himself and we’ve worked with him on projects in the past, so he was well aware of the disruption a music video shoot can cause in one’s home. It provided the perfect backdrop to this gorgeous couple and their story.
And the weather? And the light? How hard is it to get exactly the kind of conditions you want for a video shoot in Ireland? Really hard. Nearly impossible. But luck continued for us as everything came together perfectly. You’ll have to watch the video to see what I mean.
Jenny Dixon and Dave Thomas working out their motivation