As promised, here's my second post looking behind the scenes on my recent video for Mantra's "The Fear". If you haven't already, check out the first post here which takes a look at the clip's development and first day of shooting.
Many thanks to Hayley Miro for coming on board to take all pics below (excluding my scrappy instagram ones). You can check out more of her work here.
SHOOT DAY 2: STUDIO
Our second day of shooting was pretty much a polar opposite of the first one. Instead of running around in a forest all night being urinated on by bats, we were working in the relative comfort of a big studio in South Yarra.
It was also a big change of pace from Play It Safe, which has been my major focus for the last few years. With Play It Safe I'm used to working with a very small cast & crew, and spending most of the day crouched on the ground as close as possible to the actors so I can focus on their performance. This clip, however, was a completely different beast. We had a massive team and I got to enjoy the relative luxury of a video village (which I don't normally like, but is pretty essential for a very visual clip like this). Check out the madness:
After we wrapped principle photography, I ended up spending a bunch of days shooting black ooze. This ended up actually being a lot more difficult than I expected. I spent an afternoon working with Sherwin (the DP) and Leah (the Production Designer) trying out some different stuff, and eventually settled on shooting most of the liquid close ups using a light tent in my living room. Believe it or not, it ended up taking me six days just to get the few seconds of ooze footage that ended up in the final clip!
After everyone's hard work it was super rewarding to get such a great response from Mantra's fans, especially at the single launch where he opened his set by performing the track in front of the clip.
Thanks again to the entire class & crew for all their amazing work, I'm really proud of this clip and it wouldn't have been possible without their tireless efforts. Also, shout outs to everyone who's supported the video so far. Please pass it along to your friends if you dig it!