And I Miss You… The Nostalgic Womb of Tracey Thorn’s Voice

A strange act of temporal travel occurs for me when hearing the voice of Tracey Thorn. Thanks to exposure at an impressionably young age to two songs which feature her voice, her soft tones still to this day have an overly powerful effect on me. For the most part, this power is melancholic, for it reminds that the home life which surrounded my childhood self … Continue reading And I Miss You… The Nostalgic Womb of Tracey Thorn’s Voice

Music Video – Four Hills (John McGrath)

Making a video for a song without vocals has been an interesting and ultimately rewarding experience.  Without the ties to vocals that often mean music videos scream of publicity, making a video for guitarist John McGrath has given a freedom I’ll probably never enjoy again for other music videos.  McGrath’s music is at once refreshing; a mixture of percussive guitar and electronic delays; consider a … Continue reading Music Video – Four Hills (John McGrath)

Music Video – Pip Mountjoy, Your Skeleton.

In many ways, my second music video is similar to my first. It uses the same technique of speeding up pictures to create a living animation (such is my paranoia that my digital camera and program always makes my normal footage look awful). They both use the geography and landscape of a particular area to emphasise the music and lyrics. The main difference comes from … Continue reading Music Video – Pip Mountjoy, Your Skeleton.

Music Video – Nadine Carina, Storm-Calm Feat. Gated.

It’s taken a while but yesterday I finally finished my first music video.  Most filmmakers tend to lean towards this medium at some point, whether as a means to an end financially or even as a general palette for a fast editing style but I didn’t favour either of these aspects.  I spent a long time looking for an artist like Nadine Carina, whose music … Continue reading Music Video – Nadine Carina, Storm-Calm Feat. Gated.

Derek Jarman And The Music Video.

The constructs that delineate a difference between short films and music videos has been fuelled by debate and value judgements by those after a perfect set of rules.  Acclaimed director Derek Jarman didn’t seem too fussed about these connotations when creating his short films and music videos often blurring the line between the two and questioning whether the line even existed through explicit highlighting of … Continue reading Derek Jarman And The Music Video.