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.