It is that time of year again. When the nights are drawing in and leaves have begun to fall. So what better to get into the swing of things than with shooting a nice Horror themed Music Video for the American rock band "Soil".
Day 1 had us shooting in the legendary Bourne Wood in Surrey. Which is a locations I've had the privilege of filming before. It's one of those places that really makes your job quite easy as a Cinematographer, everywhere you seem to place the camera it looks stunning.
As the video was to be Black & White I deliberately chose to shoot in a very high contrast settings. Looking for pools of light breaking through the trees to really enhance the drama of the scenes. It was also a great way of hiding certain elements of characters adding a mysterious and chilling look. The still below is a great example of this.
Day 2 was a bar scene shot in Sheppards Bush Brewdog. Here I opted to light to give it a very "dive bar" look. I used 3x Aputure with some 1/8 and 1/2 Red Gels.
All in all a great day(s) out. The cast and crew were superb to work with. The final music video should be released later this month. Just in time for Halloween...