Behind the Scenes Promotional Video – Miss Aniela in New York

Back in May I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with the Miss Aniela team again, this time at an event they were hosting in Yonkers on the outskirts of New York. I was there to capture candid photos of the event and to record behind the scenes footage for promotional use. Here are some of the images from the event:

and here is the promotional video I filmed during the event (best viewed in fullscreen!)

Commercial video

A little while back I shared a post and some footage I’d shot for Fashion and Art photographer, Miss Aniela.  I thought I’d share another video featuring some of the video I’ve shot for Miss Aniela, this video is promoting a new photography course/event she is involved with on the 20th – 22nd March.  I’ll be shooting behind the scenes video and taking some stills at a few more shoots for Miss Aniela over the next few months and will share them when they are published.

Commercial Video – Miss Aniela Fashion Shoot

Back in early summer of this year (seems like a long time ago now!) I filmed a commercial video and stills of behind the scenes of a Fashion Shoot Experience hosted by surreal fashion and fine art photographer, Miss Aniela.  I got some great feedback on the resulting video and a little while ago I was again asked by Nat and Matt to provide commercial video services for another of their fashion shoot experience events.

This time the event was being held at the amazing location that is ‘St Bartholomew the Great’ in London.  This church was founded in 1123 and has survived everything London has had thrown at it over the 890 years of it’s existence (apparently the great fire of London in 1666 was halted only 20 odd feet away).  In more modern times the church has been used in a number of high profile movies including Sherlock Holmes (2009), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991).

As with the previous event that I worked on, my main brief was to capture the atmosphere of the different parts of the day from the preparation to the shooting and to capture all the people involved from production and make-up through the to models and photographers.   With such a high calibre location the team really had their work cut out to make the models compliment the environment but I’m pleased to say that they did that and more.  The 5 models all looked amazing and were styled to perfection by the very talented Minna Attala.

Although the location was truly amazing, it did throw up some technical challenges for me as there was no a lot of natural light to deal with (I’m not able to add my own lighting as it would interfere with the photographers work) so I had to squeeze the camera’s (Canon 5d mkII) capabilities to the max and really pick the best spots for filming.  Here is the resulting video that Nat put together from my footage:

As I mentioned, alongside the video work I was also capturing some behind the scenes stills of the event taking pictures of the photographers taking pictures while trying not to get in the way or put anyone off! Here are a few of my favourites from the event:

The event went really well and, as you can see in the video, the photographers came away with some fantastic images. I’m really pleased with how the video came out and how it really shows the atmosphere of the day and the fun had by everyone. I really enjoyed filming it all but was again very jealous that I wasn’t there to take pictures of the models myself. Saying that I did have a short period of downtime waiting for someone to move some equipment and was able to take a couple of shots here and there, here is one I took of Gemma Huh as she was sat around waiting for the team to shoot her (with a bit of surreal editing thrown in):

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Commercial Video – Miss Aniela Fashion Shoot Experience

A few years ago I attended a fashion shoot experience event produced and hosted by Natalie (aka Miss Aniela) & Matt, this was actually the first event that they had organised. This event kick-started my confidence in working with models and producing fashion based images. Last year I attended another event as a bit of a spur of the moment type decision while in a bit of a creative slump and it really helped to bring me out of it.

I was recently asked by Matt & Nat if I could go down to one of their London events to take some behind the scenes video footage of the event for use in their marketing of future events. It was a really tough 2 days, not just from the physical exertion of filming for 2 days in a 4 story house, but being there without getting to participate!

Here is the resulting video made from the footage I took (edited by Natalie and featuring images from the attending photographers):

Although I didn’t get to take any still images of the models as a participant I did manage to take a few behind the scenes images as well as the video footage and here is a selection of those images:

By Johnathan Clover

Music Video Cheshire – Albino Crow

After providing Chester based band ‘Albino Crow’ with some portrait photography to accompany the release of their EP ‘Ghost in the Room’ I got talking to the band regarding shooting a music video for them. This was not something that I had done before but was something that I was keen to experiment with.

The guys were really keen on the idea and so I went about putting together some ideas for possible concepts for the music video. The band decided to go for recording a video to accompany the EP release alongside the photos I had previously taken and so I based most of the ideas around the song ‘Ghost in the Room’.

The final concept that was chosen was inspired by a beautiful short film I had seen a year or so ago (the camera). I wanted to take the idea of having someone present on another plane of existence but give it a more modern and gritty feel. So I put together a basic storyboard of a youth entering a multiple murder scene and recording it on his phone but then being able to see the ‘ghosts’ of the murdered people (being played by the band). This story allowed me to include a mix of a story based music video, a ‘live music’ video and to try out a couple of special effects to support the story.

The video was shot in and around the cloverleaf images photography studio in Crewe (prior to us having the refurb so was able to ‘rough it up’) with the band with Joel Harper playing the ‘youth’.

The video was shot on a Canon 5d mkII and edited in Adobe Premiere.

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