Pulling out all the stops

There’s something about pulling out all the stops, pushing the envelope of what you think you can achieve and producing something that previously you could only have aspired to. At 80:8 we’re photographers – and quite good ones we think. Only recently have we been delving into the almost infinite possibilities that video and the moving image can offer. It’s a discipline that magnifies the skills of ‘still’ to something extraordinary. And you know what? I love it. Stitching together seemingly disparate scenes so that they form a story is beautiful, rewarding and frustrating at the same time. People that make movies…They amaze me. I think of Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence blowing out a lit match betwixt finger and thumb and then the magical cut to a rising desert sun and I almost stumble at the sheer magic of it. So, in production for some considerable time has been a video for a very special musician. This is someone who has been pulling out all the stops for a good few years producing original, compelling music that simply has to be heard. I can only hope that our video helps him  obtain the audience he deserves.

And here is just one still from the video. The man in question hasn’t seen it yet – he’s playing a festival a million miles away tonight – so it’s only fair that he see’s the other 6000 frames first.


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