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.
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.
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