It’s an irony which I’ve commented on before that the music video is the only surviving mainstream form of silent film. It certainly felt like it on Saturday 23rd, when the String Project plus special thespian and technical guests spent the day on Shotover hill making a video to the studio version of our song We can Be the Proof.
Director / producer Martyn Chalk of Chalkstar Films had planned what my sometime actor old housemate Iain would have called a ‘high concept’ video, with various pieces of real-world and digital trickery to produce an effect reminiscent of Nosferatu and its 1920s German horror kindred. Much of working on this was great fun, though miming at one-sixth track tempo, outside in an English January, dressed as if for a 1920s nightclub, can only be described as slow, chilly and requiring immense concentration!
Of course, now the shooting’s done, the real work starts. However, as a little tiny taste, check out what’s lined up to be the final shot:
Watch this space … if you dare …