As every surfer across the globe will know, living in a city comes with it's consequences - often missing the swell and the minimal daylight hours to meet deadlines, watching your mates score back home while you're sat at a computer desk and, in my case, clicking away on a mouse in the edit suite far away from the ocean. As a film maker, my job allows me to lose myself in my imagination, and this is what inspired the film.
In the first part of two collaborations with Noel Halligan, we took to Central Studios in Bristol - conveniently located below our office- for a fun day of beauty and bubbles. Noel has been a close friend of Clockwise since we met filming for L’Oréal in Barcelona and we are proud to finally have brought this collaboration to life. We used our Sony F55 and carl Zeiss CP.2 lenses, a bubble machine and some smoke to create a playful, yet alluring production. This was directed and edited by our Creative Director Dan Higginson and graded by Harkimedes.
In early October, 10,000 people flocked to Bristol Harbourside to watch the iconic dockside cranes become illuminated and dance to music as part of The Space / WIRED Creative Fellowship, supported by The Watershed . The idea was the brainchild of Laura Kriefman who is currently a studio resident at The Watershed. We were brought in by director Drew Cox to help to film the event. A heavy emphasis of the shoot involved shooting timelapses to showcase the cranes moving which was a perfect way to utilise our Dito OmniSlider. Three things we love to do...
Packing the kit bag to go on a Real Scenes shoot is always an exciting time. You know that you are going to be heading off on a trip that you will remember forever. Although we normally visit for between a fortnight and a month, it always strikes me how much better you get to know a city when making a documentary there, rather than just passing through as a backpacker. We always seem to end up in a few situations where you pinch yourself and think, ‘how did I end up here?’ This year’s trip to Mexico City...
Clockwise have always been fascinated by Arcadia. Our background in music and events has led us to many festivals and it’s only natural that we gravitate towards such an impressive structure. We’ve covered their shows multiple times, including an epic company outing to Glastonbury in 2013, and two of the directors even performed on the stage during an event at Motion Bristol when it was in the ‘Afterburner’ form.
The brief was simple. Create a two minute film focused on skateboarding and having fun. Last weekend sixteen teams spent three days getting creative in the sunshine, armed with a video camera, a "loose" storyline and a large dose of enthusiasm. It doesn't seem to take much to encourage skateboarders to put on some fancy dress and take to the streets.
Boomtown really smashed it.
This was their 7th annual event and the 4th at the Matterley Bowl in Winchester and they created a town like no other. The Lion’s Den stage moved to a huge natural amphitheatre and saw Shy FX play to 20,000 people on Friday night, the Boombox got bigger & louder and the new Bang Hai Palace was a mind-blowing seven story structure that housed 18,000 rapturous people and a DJ set from Noisia on Saturday night.
We did the video production for the 6th year in a row and alongside the festival production,...
We created a film for Farah menswear to support their latest campaign #CoolAF. The concept for the film revolves around an 'effortlessly cool' character that makes his way through a trendy bar, solving social dilemmas on the way to meet his friends.
City Hack is a forward thinking campaign for Desperados where teams of creatives from different cites have been brought together to complete challenges and essentially 'hack' their city. The first challenge was to create a music video to represent their city and we were brought on board to work with the Bristol team to bring their vision for Mediks track 'Original Selecta' to life.
As part of the ongoing work our creative team is doing with the skate community in Bristol and the South West, we have a double whammy of skate-related news. Back in April we gave you the last session in the abandoned swimming pool before it became Bristol's newest concrete skate facility. The park is now up and running and we have the video evidence to prove it. Our creative director is also coordinating an event for up and coming skaters and video makers alike. Please read on for more info and follow DIY Bristol to keep up to...
Riding the success of Field Day, we headed out to the Peacock Society in Paris to produce the second in the new Resident Advisor series "In Video" . The aim of the article is to give the viewer a chance to feel like they were at the festival, for those that were unfortunate enough to miss out, or for those that attended the festival and wanted to relive their favourite sets.
On a sunny Saturday at the beginning of June, we took a crew over to Victoria Park in East London for Field Day. The large Resident Advisor stage hosted an eclectic selection of artists through out the day including Hudson Mohawke, QT and quite possibly the festival highlight, Run The Jewels.
We shot this all on Canon C300 with five angles to ensure that we got the most out of the day’s coverage, and provided a neat package for the online publication to run a feature on the day.
The last weekend of June can only mean one thing for Clockwise Media; it’s time to head on the annual working holiday to Glastonbury. We have been collaborating with the world’s most famous festival for five years now, providing online video content for the Silver Hayes area, previously named the Dance Village.
For the last three years we have been providing a quick fire edit that we turn around on site so as it can be delivered whilst the festival is covered by every news outlet in the world and capitalise on the hype.
As anyone who regularly...
Since September 2014 we have been working with the L’Oréal Professionnel UK team on the 60th Anniversary of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event. It's the longest running hair competition in the world and referred to as the Oscars of hairdressing. For the third year running we have had the pleasure of producing all of the online and show VT content, as well as providing live coverage of the event and the spine-tingling fashion shows.