Clockwise headed to Boomtown Fair over the summer for another weekend of visual madness. One of our many tasks was to film a documentary about The Lion’s Den - a reggae stage which has grown to become the largest in the UK and has played a crucial role in shaping the Boomtown ethos.
Clockwise Media started as a music portal called FOO Magazine, covering all kinds of shows from death metal bands in dark dungeons to numerous club nights across the country. A personal favourite was a show we covered at Colston Hall in Bristol for local legend, Roni Size, who performed with a full orchestra.
Back in 2008 when Clockwise Media was in it's first year of existence, we filmed an event called Project 360 at Lloyds amphitheatre in Bristol. The film was received really well and ended up being used as the main promo film for the event. This lead to talks with the event organiser, Graham MacVoy of GMC events. He ran various extreme sports events and festivals including one called Olliewood, a 2day film, skate, edit event which encouraged skaters to make a unique 90sec film about skateboarding.
Packing your bag for a BTB filming mission is always an exciting but also slightly nervous moment. The excitement comes because the chances are you are off to some really exciting places with an interesting character, but you feel nervous because of the impending sleep deprivation that comes with documenting the DJ lifestyle.
The last weekend of June can only mean one thing for clockwise media. Pack your tent, wellies and camera and head to Glastonbury. This year our crew was spread across two areas - the mind-blowing Arcadia stage, shooting lots of slow motion footage of the flaming mechanical spider on the F55 camera, and the Silver Hayes area (formerly know as the Dance Village) for the 5th year running.
Hugh Hardie is a long term friend of the Clockwise team and as his career goes from strength to strength, it’s great to get the opportunity to support him on his journey. He has just released his debut City Soul EP on Hospital Records and over the last few months we have been squeezing in shoots where we can to produce the Everything Was Nothing music video.
Our aim with this project was to produce a skate based music video utilising our kit to produce something with high production values. Hugh and the Higginson brothers have skated together...
The countdown to Boomtown Fair begins and the excitement is building. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever. If last year's reveal of Bang Hai Palace is anything to go by, we're in for a treat.
Red Bull continued to push boundaries in action sports by working with the Royal Albert Hall for their latest skateboarding event - Hold The Line. Pro skaters from around the world came to London to compete in this unique competition where they had to perform the best line down the sets of stairs, with the iconic venue in the background.
Lydia Grace has set herself the challenge to make her entire wardrobe in one year. She is creating a bespoke made-to-measure collection by hand, which will become the only clothes she owns. All of her pre-existing shop-bought clothes are being given away.
We take pride in making original film content that reflects the personality of each of the unique festivals that we work with. One festival that is very close to our hearts is the wonderful Secret Garden Party. We've been working with them for many years now, covering live performances from their eclectic lineup and creating highlights films to remember the good times that happen within this magical place.
Clockwise Media started many years ago as an online music portal known as FOO Magazine. This all happened around the same time that dubstep music came into the limelight, resulting in the team spending hundreds (literally) of late nights in dingy clubs, listening to bass-heavy music, interviewing the pioneers of this intriguing music scene, creating hours of documentary content and music videos.
In the newest instalment of the Real Scenes series our DOP Sim Higginson flew out to LA with the Resident Advisor films team, headed up by Director Patrick Nation, to discover the musical landscape in the vast US city. Sim said about the project, ‘It’s hard to believe that we are up to number nine on the RA Real Scenes series. It only seems like yesterday that we were popping into a record store opposite our offices in Bristol on a summer afternoon to do some filming, not quite knowing what direction the series would be taking. Five years later...
I’m a little hesitant about sharing what can only be described as a ‘life hack’ but it turns out you can get incredibly cheap flights from London to the Canaries during the first week in January. It’s usually a quiet time of year for the film industry, as people are slowly getting to grips with the new year and not quite ready to start working, so we decided to escape the cold British winter weather and take the team on a surf trip to Fuerteventura.
Nothing excites us more than a new piece of kit, and drones are the must-have gadget of the moment. The word is on everyone's lips and you can see why. Over the last few months, we've taken every opportunity to get the drone out and enhance the shoots and projects that we're working on.
The 8th Chapter of the Boomtown Fair is on it’s way.
For the last few weeks we have been working on the latest video teaser to launch their new Sector 6 stage and keep the audience on their toes. The aim of the project was to combine the story based live action and animation to announce the expansion of this ever-growing festival. If the Bang Hai Palace stage that was launched last year is anything to go by, this will be something very special.
Boomtown have heavily invested in their story as a part of the festival experience so...