Its been a busy summer down at the Resident Advisor film department with multiple filming projects happening at any one time. On one particularly busy weekend, Clockwise media were on hand to step in and direct this Sessions shoot with the extraordinarily talented Nils Frahm.
We have been working with Boomtown Fair festival on the video production for the last five years. From the humble beginnings in the Forest of Dean to the massive production they put on today in Hampshire, we have had the privilege of capturing the characters, sets and chaos of this truly unique independent festival.
This year, we worked very closely with the festival’s Creative Director Lak and Anna Wade who runs their PR to create a video that pushed the production levels higher than before and created a narrative, rather than just festival coverage. The intro was shot in the...
Converse have been running a multi-functioning facility in South London cultivating the skills of musicians, artists and skateboarders. As part of the project, a number of DJs and producers have been invited to take part in a series of mentoring sessions with established artists in the Mix Lab. This film shows up and coming grime producer and 'The Square' crew member, Lolingo, as he fine tunes his production skills with Scratcha DVA and DJ Q, and eventually presses his first dub plate to vinyl.
In 2013 we teamed up with a freelancer called Callum Whiteley who came and helped us film Arcadia at Glastonbury. Whilst he wasn't shooting that film, he was busy wondering round the rest of the festival with his glide-cam. In the days after the festival he pieced together an amazing film called 'Glidestonbury 2013'. It was very much a punter's view of the UK's leading festival. Since then not only has Callum moved to Bristol and works from our Bristol office but he was commissioned by Glastonbury to re-make the film for the 2014 festival. All shot on...
We have been collaborating with Resident Advisor for a while on various film projects. One of their latest ideas was the now established series RA Sessions, where they invite an artist to come and do a live performance in their trendy Haggerston office.
Its always interesting to see what each artist brings to the session. Each time we wait until sunlight has passed and we use the streetlights as a backdrop for the film. We like to create strong backlighting in order for us to get as many lense flares as possible, which gives the series a distinctive style.
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Diesel Only The Brave brought together four bands to battle it out in an online mix competition. We saw the likes of Waze and Odyssey, Mount Kimbie, The Klaxons and Clean Bandit rally for votes throughout the facebook campaign. The latter competitors made it through to the live final at Oslo in Hackney which was streamed online. This film shows the highlights of the campaign and the close battle between the finalists.
The full production team descended on Grosvenor House to cover the event of the year in British hairdressing. The Grand Final of the L'Oréal Colour Trophy was the culmination of months of work and it was a night to remember. Clockwise provided the bespoke projection mapped screen content, live coverage, on-site edits, promotional materials and this final highlights piece featuring the award ceremony and fashion shows from Dylan Bradshaw, Rush, TONI&GUY and more.
This year we teamed up with Formulate Media for our annual trip to the UKs largest festival. Armed with wellies and umbrellas, as well as a couple of SLR cameras, we set off to Glastonbury to cover the opening day of the Silver Hayes area. We conquered the rain and shot all day on Thursday and released this film on Friday to build some buzz around the opening of the festival. Check out the highlights edit featuring Gorgon City and Jackmaster.
Our latest edit for Boomtown Fair is the ‘Explore Our World’ video in collaboration with animator Olly Robertson. The video takes you on a tour around the UK’s Maddest City with the complete line ups for each area. For those that don’t know, Boomtown Fair is one of the best festivals in the UK....
For the last few weeks our film crew have been travelling across the UK with the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional Tour, filming the events, providing the essential live camera and creating daily round up edits. The action started on April 5th where half the team did the long drive from Bristol to Holyhead to get the ferry over to Ireland, then the onward drive from Dublin to Belfast!
On a rather overcast and chilly winter day, the intrepid Clockwise team headed out from Bristol to the shores of South Wales to test the Sony FS700 with our new Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L ISM lens.
It may be a wet and windy winter but the Clockwise Media Creative Team in Bristol won't let that stop them from going for a skate. Last week they headed out at lunchtime to play on their boards and the high frame rate recording feature on the Sony FS700. Creative Director Dan said, "Ok, we admit we might not be the most talented or stylish skateboarders in the world but it definately felt good to blow away the cobwebs and get some fresh air. Enjoy.."
Last week, we headed to Holborn Studios to shoot a L'Oréal Academy training video and photoshoot. We shot 11 models with 11 different looks over five days with Steve Rowbottom and Leanne Brown from Westrow. We were shooting on Canon C300, Sony FS700 and Canon DSLR cameras for the Steadicam rig. Here's a little behind the scenes montage we shot in between the main shoots.