Music Video – Behind The Vines – ‘Love Forever’

Music Video Behind The Vines Love Forever Part 2 of 3

Behind the scenes of Behind The Vines – ‘Love Forever’ music video shoot

‘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!

 

“Love Forever” was written and produced by Behind The Vines.
Track mixed by Stuart Gray at Jealoustown Studios and mastered by Fergal Davis at Fergal Davis Mastering.

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.

Staring Emma Dunlop, David Thomas and Graham Earley

 

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.


Behind-the-Vines-logo(Black-Bacground)
Please check out the below links for updates/posts, videos, pics etc…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/behindthevinesband

Twitter: @BtVinesband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCyQstrAs9i3IxjNFyGfFXVQ

Behind the Vines

Music Video
Behind The Vines
‘Illusions’

Music Video Behind The Vines Illusions

Behind the scenes of Behind The Vines – ‘Illusions’ music video shoot

Check out Part 2 ‘Love Forever‘. Part 3 coming soon.

When we heard the song at Kerbute HQ,  immediately we were hooked and couldn’t wait to start working on the music video for Illusions. The lads, Michael Moore and Keith Diffley are childhood friends from Ireland who have been playing in many different bands together for years. Recently they decided to join forces as electro alt/pop duo ‘Behind the Vines‘.

With the view that every idea has endless musical possibilities both artists work tirelessly to produce a track that they are proud of. ‘Illusions’ was the first track that they played for us in Kerbute and we instantly loved it.

A synth heavy, melody driven sound with smooth vocal hooks throughout. Lucky for us the lads where really open to creative ideas for their video and after listening to some more of their tracks we realised that we could do something really fun and approach the songs and videos with a new twist. 

The idea was to create a three part story that is influenced by three of their songs. The first of which is ‘Illusions’. The name and the sound of this track evoked a sense of something strange, like a kink in the universe, a loop, even maybe some time travel. 

The story begins with a girl who is played by the lovely Emma Dunlop running desperately for her life.  Emma was fantastic to work with on set and really gave it her all. At one point we actually stopped shooting as we thought she was really hurt. But nope as soon at we got to her she lifted her eyebrows and gave a huge smile. Convincing much!

Emma is inter cut with sinister foot steps and someone running after her through an abandoned warehouse (that is amazingly graffiti decorated). We are then side tracked as we see a guy in a red hoody, played by the lovely David Thomas. He is walking through the same space as Emma but after a while we start to realise that maybe they are not there at the same time. He is recreating and following the footsteps of where Emma was.

The story soon reveals the fate of poor Emma and what her attacker did, played by the wonderfully sinister Graham Earley. (Shivers)

The honestly distraught David gets to the crime scene and by this time his devastation has delved so deep that it evokes something strange and super natural inside him. This is when things start to change and the excitement starts to happen.

I wont give away the rest of the video but we can say that maybe Emma’s horrific fate might not be written in stone and of course we can’t leave you without a cliffhanger ending too.

“Illusions” was written and produced by Behind The Vines.
Track mixed by Stuart Gray at Jealoustown Studios and mastered by Fergal Davis at Fergal Davis Mastering.

We shot the music video for ‘Illusions’ at a secret location and also in studio 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 where done with After Effects.

Staring Emma Dunlop, David Thomas and Graham Earley

 

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 first 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.


Behind-the-Vines-logo(Black-Bacground)
Please check out the below links for updates/posts, videos, pics etc…

Facebook: www.facebook.com/behindthevinesband

Twitter: @BtVinesband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCyQstrAs9i3IxjNFyGfFXVQ

Behind the Vines

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Music Video
Keith O’Connell
‘At The End Of The Day’

Music Video Keith O’Connell ‘At The End Of The Day’

Sometimes, life just brings things together beautifully for you, and gives you chances you have to grab. That’s how it felt for us with this music video project for Tallaght’s Keith O’Connell.

Jenny, Keith and David on location

Courtesy of Jenny Dixon’s Instagram

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.

Jenny & Keith On Location

Courtesy of Jenny Dixon’s Instagram

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.

Music Video Cast & Crew

Courtesy of Jenny Dixon’s Instagram

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.

Music Video Keith O'Connell 'At The End Of The Day'

Jenny Dixon and Dave Thomas working out their motivation

‘At The End of The Day’ is available here:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/at-…
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/a…
Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/At-End-Day/d…

Find Keith here:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/keithoconnellsongwriter
Instagram: @keithoconnellsongwriter
Twitter: www.twitter.com/keithocsongs
Snapchat: keithocsongs

Follow Jenny’s Instagram here:
instagram.com/jennyleedixon

You can find David on his Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/dave.kelly.583

 

Music Video Keith O'Connell 'At The End Of The Day'

Music Video Behind The Scenes

 

Behind The Scenes Keith O'Connell 'At The End OF The Day'

Behind The Scenes Keith O’Connell ‘At The End OF The Day’

 

Dave and Jenny Behind The Scenes

Courtesy of Jenny Dixon’s Instagram

Promotional Music Video‘Top Of The Popz’ 2016

Promotional Music Video
‘Top Of The Popz’ 2016

Top Of The Popz 2016 Promotional Music Video

We were excited to work with Top Of The Popz yet again on a follow up to their 2015 Promotional Music Video. The band have been working hard over the last few months building their brand and booking out their calendar and were eager to build their video portfolio.

This time around they secured the amazing Kilronan Castle in County Roscommon for the video shoot. They kindly let us have the run of the huge ballroom down there which is a fantastic venue. The venue really stands out in the video and the lighting provides an evocative backdrop to the band’s sounds. Top of The Popz cover a lot of styles and genres, but we’ve been most impressed with their rock, pop and electronica offerings.

Gear and lighting was once again provided by Film Equipment Hire Ireland, who always have the latest gear and always look after us.

It’s safe to say these guys are going from strength to strength and are fast becoming one of Ireland’s most in demand party bands. You can catch them at one of  their regular showcase gigs around the country. We’re looking forward to the chance to work with them again next year.

Top Of The Popz: topofthepopz.ie

Kilronan Castle: www.kilronancastle.ie

Film Equipment Hire Ireland: www.filmequipmenthire.com

Promotional Video  Recording Festival 2015  Grouse Lodge Studios

Promotional Video
Recording Festival 2015
Grouse Lodge Studios

Promotional Video for Recording Festival 2015 at Grouse Lodge Studios

It’s fair to say that Kerbute have had a great summer packed with adventures. One of the highlights for us was being the video team for the first edition of the Recording Festival at Grouse Lodge Studios in Westmeath.

If you haven’t heard of it yet, the Recording Festival is an international competition whereby a musical artist can win two weeks residential recording at the iconic studios. This is a huge prize, and there’s nothing else like it out there.

The competition is the brain child of Filippo Gaetani, a talented and hugely experienced Music Producer and artist. Filippo had been to Grouse Lodge before producing ‘Overhead the Stars’ with Peter Doran. We also worked on that project which is how we came to meet Filippo and wound up collaborating again this summer. The atmosphere and surroundings during his first trip to Grouse Lodge inspired Filippo to create the Recording Festival competition, where winning artists would be given a chance to live, collaborate and record with experienced producers and engineers for two whole weeks in the idyllic setting.

The applicants apply with a single song, which then goes through several rounds of judging. The judges panel are made up of industry experts who between them have worked on some of the greatest musical talents of our time. This years winners we certainly deserving, and proved to be both incredibly talented and fun to be around.

This is the promotional video for the 2015 edition of the competition. It is designed to introduce you to the festival and encourage artists to apply for the next edition. We shot a ton of compelling and fun footage over the two weeks this summer, and that content will be edited and released sometime next year, so watch this space. We really loved shooting it, and we’re sure you’ll love watching it.

Recording Festival are currently accepting submissions for it’s upcoming 2017 edition so get on it and apply here: http://www.recordingfestival.com/ Judging by how great the first one was, the next one is going to be something really special.

Bluemoose  ‘Thinking Out Loud’  {Music Video}

Bluemoose
‘Thinking Out Loud’
{Music Video}

We’ve a brand new live music video project to showcase, this time around we have a live studio session with Bluemoose, one of Ireland’s leading party and cover bands. The session brought us back to the exciting Grouse Lodge Studios once again, which has always looked after us so well and given us some great footage down through the years.

Bluemoose are an exceptional cover act, with tons or raw talent and energy. This is the first video from the session, a cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’. I don’t mind saying I prefer Bluemoose’s version to the original, nor do I imagine I’ll be on my own with that, it’s a great version. We had fun lighting the studio and working out the blocking. We employed the Movi Freefly once again with the Panasonic GH4, which was as always a winning combination – as well as some Sonys for various locked off angles.

Kudos to Eoin Delaney from Directing Media for coming down with us to the shoot, he was as usual a huge help and a vital part of the crew.

We’ll have more coming from this session over the next few days and weeks as we shot five videos in total with the lads.

www.bluemoose.ie

www.grouselodge.com