Last year, Melodi - an old friend and ex-artist on my label, got in touch about shooting a music video for her new single. I was of course delighted to shoot her again, in collaboration with Lowkey Films.
A quality track requires a quality video. But we had little time and minimal budget. Luckily, the weather was on our side, and the sunlight really gave the footage a really professional feel.
Director Connor O'hara had visited on a previous day to plan out the shoot, based on his storyboard. Melodi had to perform the song in various locations around Childwickbury. In this shot, I used a gold reflector (held by the video producer Jamie) to reflect the sunlight onto Melodi's face.
Shooting in 50fps on an 85mm lens, we shot some close ups of Melodi walking through the woods.
Perhaps the most enjoyable moment was the burning of the bed. I'd not worked with fire before, so I wasn't sure where to set my exposure.
This is a video filmed by a member of crew.
It turns out, I drastically under estimated the light given off by the fire as it came out quite over-exposed.
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Jack Elliott Hobbs is a lighting, camera and sound specialist, hailing from a large family of film-makers, artists and musicians. His passion is in telling the stories about creative people, portrayed in bespoke style, clarity and vision.