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.
Promotional Video for SAID – Serviced Apartments In Dublin
We recently finished a promotional video for Serviced Apartments in Dublin, short term letting specialists in Dublin City.
They wanted a promotional video to showcase a little of what someone might experience during a stay at one of their serviced apartments in the Dublin City centre. We had a short mid-morning shoot where we explored the property, and used the model to help create a human attachment with the property. SAID have very modern clean apartments with all modern conveniences, and we used a deliberate contemporary visual style while shooting to reflect this. We wanted to showcase the tranquil location in the middle of the big city. We also wanted to reflect the peace one might expect while staying there, combined with great access to the central business districts. This is vital for anyone who intends to visit Dublin City on an extended business trip, but wants the freedom and resources of their own apartment without the commute or travel times in and out of the city.
We shot it using the Freefly Movi M10 and the Panasonic GH4 in and around this apartment in the city centre. This kit was light and flexible, while still providing high quality video, and suited the job perfectly. We could plan and execute shots quickly and produce a number of takes without wasting too much time. We were able to capture a number of run-and-gun shots near the location to provide some context to the central location, and we employed the GH4’s excellent in-camera timelapse feature for production value.
This project happened as part of our Property Visuals business.
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.
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.
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.