Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bugsy (left) and Ross deep in directorial discussion
I'm in London working on a music video using one of my effects (the wobbly one). We shot it yesterday, and I was able to run a real-time preview on the set. It was my first time on a set of any kind, and my primary ambition was to not bump into anything expensive. I also became acquainted with the the phenomenon of "runners" -- they have people who, when you need something, will get it for you! Brilliant.

The video is being directed by the extemely decent and prodigiously talented Bugsy Steel (left, above) and Ross Cooper (right), who together form oneinthree.tv, and features a great young R&B artist named Leon Jean-Marie, who apart from having great musical chops and dashing good looks, turns out to be able to hold up his end in a conversation about string theory. I'll post some pics later.

I feel quite the hick amidst all of these stylish, prosperous and indefatigably witty Londoners. It's a long way from the lunch-bucket precincts of my home town in Canada.

(So Kert, you were right! It was indeed a music video waiting to happen!)

Update: If you're arriving from promonews, the effect we used is demoed here:

The wobbly effect!

And if you liked that, you'll probably like these as well:

the flowy-fluid effect!
The wavy effect!
The freaky time-shifting effect!

3 Comments:

Blogger Kert said...

That's awesome!!! Congrats :) I can't wait to see the end result :) Are they shooting on Film? Video?

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Johannes said...

Congrats. I've been following your blog for some time - good to see you could use your work. Also interesting to hear about the set.

12:11 AM  
Blogger The Method Artist said...

Thanks guys! Kert: rather daringly, they shot using the Red One digital camera. The sheer volume of data is creating some interesting challenges in post, but the guys seem to have it figured out.

It's very awesome to be in Soho. So many talented, ambitious folks around. Throw a rock, hit a director (or producer, or who knows what; actually, maybe don't throw rocks after all.)

I've been astounded at quickly things move in this biz. My understanding is that the video will be out to the networks next Tuesday.

8:49 AM  

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