80:8 Photography : Video : Sound : Bands : Portraits

Music and Bands

Electric Penelope @ The Maltings 21st August 2015

We don’t get out much these days. The lure of the thermos flask, an egg sandwich and a folding deckchair at the side of the A1, are pleasures much sought after. But y’know we’re grateful.

And very grateful to have seen the lovely Electric Penelope + Steinway piano at The Maltings last night. Bloomin’ ‘eck, she wiz gud (trying some local patois there).

Here’s a shot.

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Blue:: The Warehouse Announcement – New Video

The Warehouse Announcement are possibly the finest, unsigned, never heard of band in the NE of England. I’m biased, ‘cos I love ’em. Their music has got me through sh*te days at work, wet weather and the threat of incipient madness. All you need is five minutes in their presence and something interesting happens. Something usually gets broken, someone (everyone) is usually howling drunk and tall objects are randomly jumped off.

It’s rock. With tunes, lyrics and attitude. This is ‘Blue’…For all those office workers out there, dreaming of something else.

https://youtu.be/qPAiiYkicgw

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Ordinaryson : A shot at paradise

Well, I go to work eleven hours a day. I meet my train friends and we eat soup together and mock the grey race. And then, ‘paradise’ and Ordinaryson takes us away to somewhere else. Moments. They tick, un-noticed. Like the dawn chorus and a golden light through the windows on a wintry day. They make this life, good. Give them a listen…Links here:

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Daring to step out of the comfort zone…

..Can take some considerable bottle. Especially when that step is one that plays with image and (stereo)type. Good then, that Jason Kyrone had no qualms or inhibitions. This photo is in the tradition of many a rock photo, edgy, playing with image and twisting it a little. More to come from Mr.Kyrone in the next post. And I love my £50 Canon 50mm 1.8! Lit with a 50W bulb!

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Sleepy Borders? Nothing Happening? Depends where you look.

Tasha Blackmore :https://www.facebook.com/tashaleoneblackmore

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Undiscovered Talent / Here’s one @JasonKyrone

Missed opportunities are the worst things in hindsight – when kicking yourself is an excuse for lack of boldness. JK should not be missed.

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Jason Kyrone : New video or two coming soon.

It’s all a bit top secret at the moment, but the ever prolific Jason Kyrone paid a visit at the weekend armed with a can of Irn Bru, six apple pies and two lovely new songs. Saturday night was a bit rock ‘n’ roll as we were recording and filming until about 3am, however, we got some really nice stuff – all filmed in our new top secret session location. The sound files are with Mr. Kyrone for a bit of tweaking so…Watch this space! And if anyone would like an apple pie – let me know.

Here’s a quick still (yes, I’ve gone a bit Llewyn Davis)

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Hyperspace / gasmask platforms and eggtimer / @JasonKyrone

Hyperspace may refer to:

In fiction:

In technology:

In mathematics:

In music:

  • An exciting song from an exciting musician – featuring a gas mask, some very nice shoes and yes, an egg timer. Such are the tools we need. Production notes to follow shortly, but in the meantime, enjoy and play loud.

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Cutting it fine / Our first Xmas Video

It maybe the 22nd of December, but we’ve just shot, cut and delivered our first ever Christmas video. It’s all a bit top secret at the moment and I’m not sure when it’s going to be released – presumably before the 25th though 🙂 As we’re about to shut up shop for a couple of weeks there are no links to the video itself, but here’s a little sneaky screen shot. Happy Christmas!

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“Last December” the video / By Tasha Blackmore – Now released! @Tashabmusic @BlackMagic_Cine

As promised, here’s the latest video from Tasha Blackmore : “Last December”. Shot on a remarkably cold day in just over three hours, in a somewhat inaccessible place within the legendary kingdom of Northumbria….It turned out rather nice! Mixing and sound magic from Iain Petrie, great performance, song and vocals from Tasha. Thanks to Colleen for make-up and hair curling (Tasha’s, not mine) and the lovely folk over at Blackmagic Design in Australia who developed, delivered and produced the quite incredible Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Gentlemen…You have opened my eyes.

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Other stuff: The light leak effect is nothing more than me waving a sparkler in front of the lens, while the odd bits of subtle movement were created using a Glidetrack Shooter. As always everything was edited in Final Cut Pro 7, graded in Magic Bullet looks with a tiny bit in DaVinci Resolve. Anything else? Oh a top handle for the BMCC from Zacuto and a Tiffen variable ND. In some ways we didn’t get all the footage I originally intended as A) It was freezing and B) Some eagles with their own paparazzi arrived! Not to worry though – we pulled it off. So here we go: