Totally Retro…

My creative side has been gradually becoming more and more bipolar:

On one side, I love new technology – whether it be digital video captured from a camcorder; pure computer graphics created in Blender/Quartz Composer; or simply digital stills caught from my PowerShot; or on the audio side perhaps some new softsynths or plugin effects running within Logic.

On the other side, is the retro – I’ve owned a bunch of analogue/vintage synthesisers and drum machines for ages, and I still occasionally pick up my guitar; however the latest retro-fad I’ve been looking at is visual; super8 filming and 35mm still photography.

Work In Progress (2)

Well, it’s been a while since I posted here, but we finished the music video for Sand a couple of months ago. Both Mark and I have done an edit, and the band seem to like the look so far.

The track is called The Dalston Shroud and coincidentally is the title track for the new Sand album out in July…

Big thanks go out to everyone involved! Let’s get some more done!!

Work In Progress

We are currently in the process of creating a music video for a track on the forthcoming (as yet untitled) Sand LP. We did the filming (yes, filming – not video! ** ) over the weekend of 24th/25th September, and sent the film over to Berlin to be processed. From Berlin, the processed film went to Uppsala for transfer to computer-file – the DVD of the transfer will then be sent back to us here (along with the film of course).

I have just had news from the guy doing the transfer that it is now all done, and it will be sent to us very soon. The footage was a bit dark (but I suspected that would be the case) – he also correctly guessed that we were “after a ‘dark and scary’ kinda image anyway, not a ‘bright and happy’ one,” right ;).

So, all that remains now is to put the final creation together once we receive the footage. It’s going to be great 🙂

[** We filmed using Super8 Kodak Tri-X. Camera was a Canon 814E]

I can highly recommend the following services:
Andec film processing in Berlin, and
Uppsala BildTeknik for the transfer.