Corporate Web Video Wedding Band Association (WBA)
Corporate Video featuring Andrea Hayes on Green Screen
Our recent work with various wedding bands brought us in contact with the Wedding Band Association. They were seeking to create a corporate web video for their new website. The video is intended to help summarise what the WBA offer couples seeking to book a band for their wedding.
Cathal from the WBA made contact with the talented Andrea Hayes who agreed to present for the video. We shot the video at Film Equipment Hire, who have a great infinity Green Screen studio upstairs.
Andrea has a wealth of experience as a TV presenter as well as radio and commercial work. She was a real professional and really nailed the script. She gave us lots of options in her delivery, as you will see from the 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.
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.
We had the privilege of being invited to the rehearsals for this years annual Rock Against MS in Los Angeles thanks to the Bass legend that is Tanya O Callaghan. And us being ourselves, we couldn’t help but get stuck in and do what we could to help; and what do we do best but make videos?
The Rock Against MS is a great cause, with the LA gigs being run by the indomitable Nancy B Sayle. This is it’s third year. It annually hosts some of the biggest names in Rock Music, and this year was no exception with Billy Sheehan, Joel Hoekstra from Whitesnake and Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction all signed up. The gigs are intended to raise funds and awareness for the Rock Against MS foundation.
We got to hear all the acts rehearsing and putting together their tracks for next Thursday night down at SIR (Studio Instrument Rentals), one of LA’s most famous rehearsal spaces, and rental houses. All the musicians were signing some great merchandise which will be up for grabs on Thursday. Schecter Guitars donated two beautiful axes which you will see in the promotional video. and there’s tons of drum heads, guitar picks and so on.
What an experience getting to hang out with these legends. All in all we shot 12 little video snippets calling people to come and support the cause down at the Whiskey A Go Go. And rumours have it that there may be one other huge rock star showing up on the night, but I won’t breath a word. You’ll have to see for yourself on the night (EDIT: So Taylor Hawkins turned up and sang a David Bowie tune. Aaamaaazzinnng!!) .
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.
Yet more great options for those seeking wedding or party bands in Ireland, our latest video for ‘Top Of The Popz’ – one of Ireland’s most exciting Party Bands.
This was a great shoot which took place in Kildare in December. The band are talented, professional and full of enthusiasm.
For the shoot we rolled out the Movi M10 from Movi.ie yet again, this time running the Sony A7s supplied by Film Equipment Hire, who also provided our lighting and lenses. As with our last few shoots, once everything was set up we were able to work through the various shots and takes quite quickly. We find this helps keep the energy up for the band and the crew.
Big thanks to Cathal Molloy for providing playback during the shoot, as well as keeping a shot log for us – on top of organising the venue etc! A true gent.
We’re looking forward to what 2015 has on the horizon, with plenty of exciting shoots already in the pipe.
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.