Our latest official music video is here. This time we’re back working with Watson ACE on their new track ‘Never Take The Place Of Your Man’. You might recognise the track as this is a cover of the old 80s Prince track, changed somewhat from it’s Pop origins to a folky heartfelt ballad. The track has been getting some airplay in the last few weeks and has been added to the playlist on a number of radio stations including RTE1.
The video features Colm Lynch from Watson ACE and was shot at some stunning locations around Dublin City. The track is being released just in time for the December / Christmas market and is available for download right now from Soundcloud. The track is also available on the band’s current album ‘Backbone’.
We shot the video using our Panasonic GH4, and the Freefly Movi M10 from Movi.ie. Let me tell you, GH4 slow motion and the Movi are a winning combination. It allowed us to move quickly around the Dublin City centre, and as quick as we could conceive a shot we could execute it. Additional lighting gear was supplied by Film Equipment Hire Ireland who are always there to save the day. A big shout out goes to Eoin Delaney from Directing Media who helped out on the shoot. His expertise was invaluable.
For more updates about the band check out the Watson ACE: Facebook page.
Peter is a singer song writer based in Ireland and this is his 4th Album. There are some beautiful songs to discover on this new album and it has been a lovely adventure creating this music video with Peter.
He has a magical way with words and his music leaves you feeling warm and contemplative.
”The World Is Wide dreams of adventure but never buys the ticket… beautiful imagery…the chorus opens like a flower does to early morning sun, but these aren’t friendly pop songs. They do, however, suck you in.”
Folk Radio UK’s review of the “Outlines” sums up the feeling of the album and can describe it in a more elegant way then I, you can read the full review here.
More about the making of the video here and I would recommend popping over to Peters site here and signing up to his newsletter.
Creating ‘The World is Wide’ Music Video with Peter Doran, from the new album ‘Outlines’
Back in February I went to see the musical poet himself Peter Doran do his thing on stage. It was in a little venue on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland called ‘The House’.
It was a blustery wet evening so I was a little hesitant to head out, but I knew Peter is the type of person who would have gone out in the rain for me; so I literally threw caution to the wind and I jumped on the bus.
Myself and the ‘always kind’ Therese Fallon sat at a little table with one candle in the middle and had a glass of vino as we warmed up in the cosy fairy-light lit room.
The show was as expected; magical. To my surprise Peter was going to try out some of his newest songs. These would soon be recorded and turn in to his latest album ‘Outlines’ that is to be released this week on iTunes (24th of Oct 2014).
I have been a friend and a big fan of Peter since he had us along to document the recording of his last album ‘Overhead the Stars’ in Grouse Lodge Studios. I had not come across his music before then, but was hooked as soon as I heard his songs. Peter’s visual, clever use of words and his beautiful view of the world around him is enthralling.
As I sat in the warm room that night listening to his new songs, he started to play the first few chords of ‘The World is Wide‘ and I am sure I fell into a deep trance.
Peter Doran – Experiencing Fame
Haunting and intriguing, his melody and words tapped into memories that I had almost forgotten, or… were they even mine? I wasn’t sure, but I did know that I felt an enchantment falling over me. I could see the film in my mind. It is so exciting when something tug‘s at your creativity and I spoke with Peter after the set about doing the video for ‘The World is Wide‘ with him.
Little did I know that getting on that bus, on that blustery night would be the start of an 8 month magical music video adventure….
I am looking forward to the release of the music video and getting it to people’s eyes. But most of all I hope it will spread the music and ethos of the lovely Peter Doran. He is one person Ireland should be proud of.
Getting married? Need a Wedding Band? Well check out our latest music video with Pink Champagne for some inspiration.
Pink Champagne are an award winning four piece wedding band with a really strong reputation and a lot of style. They’ve previously won both ‘Wedding Band of The Year’, and ‘Dublin Wedding Band of the Year’, and they’ve been nominated for the top slot a ton of times.
The shoot was really fun and energetic as you can tell from the video. To get this fluid dynamic movement, we used the Freefly Movi M10 handheld stabiliser supplied by Movi.ie. We shot on the Panasonic GH4 and had the GH2 as ‘B’ cam. Eoin Delaney from ‘Directing Media‘ was on set to help produce the video, help with the Movi operation and handled ‘B’ cam. Our lighting and lenses were supplied by Film Equipment Hire, which gave us an incredible setup overall. Once everything was set up and lit, we just started rolling and blew through the whole shoot in a few hours. This helped keep the energy up for the band and the crew.
Both ourselves and Directing Media have been working with the Movi gimbal quite a bit since the Spring and we’ve gotten really familiar with the process and everything that’s required to make the most of it. We’re really proud of the video, and we’re looking forward to shooting with this kind of cutting edge gear again soon.
More top Irish music from the Silverwood Sessions. This time up we have the Joey Ryan Trio working on their lastest EP – Redefine; in the Meadow Studios once again.
For this music video session we went for a darker, more urban look to the lighting, to reflect the angsty grungy tones of the Trio’s music. The studio space is hugely versatile. and even though we’ve shot a few sessions there, there’s still so much we can do to change the space up. Here’s the first couple of exciting videos from the session and we will add more as Joey releases them.
The Silverwood Music Launch is upon us! And so too is our latest Silverwood Session, this time with Clara Rose – ‘songstress of rockin’ blues, saviour of rootsy folk and with a voice that can make the hairs stand on the back of your neck’.
The first track from this session is ‘Never Let You Go’, and there are three more (links following). Clara has a stunning voice and great stage presence which you will discover in this video series. If you want to see more of her, check out clararosemusic.com or some see her at the Silverwood Music Launch at the Grand Social, Dublin on the 29th May.
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