Way back in 2002 Andy was after a bassist and vocalist for a band. I
was doing nothing much so had a couple of rehearsals with him, but they
found another bassist cos it wasn't really my scene. But I hung out with
them a bit and offered to do some videos. Here's the results - all films
AVI files, probably DivX coded, sizes in brackets after the title. Click
on the picture to download.
Shot in a theatre with a black backdrop. If only it were a blue screen.
Never mind, its not too bad. The background images come from a film
about nylon taken from www.archive.org
a fantastic source of free-to-use material. My personal favourite of the Grind videos.
All shot (by me) with one camera. The band's singer had another camera but he forgot to
charge the batteries, and the stage manager wouldn't let my 2nd cameraperson
run round the front of stage with a mains lead dragging, so she was up
in the back gallery. Nothing usable. So, back to one camera, one take and
lots of editing. Half the visuals in this video actually come from other
songs during the show. I love lying with editing.
Again Again (28Mb)
An exercise in syncing live performance to recorded sound. They
always played a bit faster live, so I've done a bit of chopping
to try and mask it, although I call it artistically-valid given the title
of the song. Done with one camera, one take, lots of edits.
The Follower (28Mb)
Shot in a dark dingy club, with hardly any light - no alternative but
to whack up the brightness and generally faff with the colours. Again, done
with one camera.