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PLUMMIE RACKET - 2 YEARS AGO


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PLUMMIE RACKET - 2 YEARS AGO


Here is the new music video for Swindon based performer Plummie Racket titled '2 Years Ago'. The first music video in his solo career looks back at his time in previous band 'The Racket'. The video is a mix of performance and narrative sections that show the process of creating the song. We see the initial experiences that motivate the song, the writing of the song, recording and playing the song.

This music video was also the first time using the Blackmagic 4K Cinema camera that we won for the short film 'The Extraction'.

It was good to have a reason to use it as that's the best way to test how something works. Getting used to things like battery life, how quickly you can change settings or how long it takes to off load footage. All these are put to the test when you have to actually achieve something. Another first was the use of a lens that I got from Motion Six who custom build lenses. This one creates an anamorphic look and I was even able to choose the colours emitted every time the lens 'flares'. It's fun!!

So how did it go... Well the cameras images are incredible which is a good start, actually its a great start. Its menus are clear and responsive (despite being a touch screen) and changes can be made super fast. Its sturdy if a little front heavy and using the built in screen there is enough resolution (and focus assist) to be able to keep focus well when on your own. The issues start to arrive when it comes to battery life! This camera has a built in battery which does not last long at all!! So you need a lot of external batteries to keep going. This coupled with the size of the files created means that on your own its tough to keep ahead of charging batteries and off loading footage. That said it's unusual to be completely on your own for a shoot and if you are then I would switch back to the 5D in a second. What you get for a little bit more effort is an amazing picture and that's totally worth it! 

Very BIG thanks to Chris Needham for letting me borrow some kit to get the Blackmagic up and running!!

Directed Filmed and Edited - Guy Hawkins

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LOWWS - CAPTIVES


LOWWS - CAPTIVES


A music video for the Oxfordshire based band 'Lowws'. A performance based music video using images on two TV screens to help set the mood for the lyrics. A high contrast black and white look was selected for the band but colour was kept  for the TV screens. The allows for a striking look to the band whilst keeping attention on the TV screens.

Daisy Rodgers Music Promotion helped to set this music video up. Kevin Rodd found the band; he even operated one of the cameras during the shoot and helped with the editing!

Shot on two Canon 5D MkII. Edited with Premier and Graded with using Magic Bullet. 

Directed Filmed and Edited - Guy Hawkins and Kevin Rodd

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THE RACKET - TOO MUCH TOO SOON


THE RACKET - TOO MUCH TOO SOON


A music video for the Swindon based band 'The Racket' used to promote their latest single and to introduce their latest member! Shot in the heart of Swindon the band spot a guy busking and decide that he should join them!

Shot on a Canon 5D MkII. Edited with Premier and Graded with using Magic Bullet. 

Directed Filmed and Edited - Guy Hawkins

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THE RACKET - FALL TO PIECES


THE RACKET - FALL TO PIECES


A music video for Swindon based band The Racket to help promote their new single. This music video was shot and edited with the band not playing the title song. This was made at an early stage in the songs life and was not ready to be performed live.

Shot on a Canon 5D MkII. Edited with Premier and Graded with using Magic Bullet. 

Directed Filmed and Edited - Guy Hawkins  

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WELCOME TO PEEPWORLD - ALL YOU NEED


WELCOME TO PEEPWORLD - ALL YOU NEED


A music video to promote Oxfordshire based band 'Welcome to Peepworld' and their new single. Nice and intimate performance based film. 

Shot on the RED EPIC. Edited in Premier and Graded using Magic Bullet.

Directed and Edited - Guy Hawkins

Director of Photography - Will Fewkes

Camera Assistants - Paul Hellard

Rob Momber

Make up - Gemma Harris

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WELCOME TO PEEPWORLD - LIVE AT THE PEGASUS


WELCOME TO PEEPWORLD - LIVE AT THE PEGASUS


A music video that captured a unique performance by Oxfordshire based band 'Welcome to Peepworld'. In a support act for the band Duo Tone, Welcome to Peepworld were able to borrow their 4 pieces orchestra to play along side them. A Multi 'Multi' cam shoot so as not to miss anything in a small venue.

Shot on 2x Canon 5D mkII's, a Canon 7D and EX3 and EX1. Edited with Premier Pro.

Directed - Guy Hawkins and Christopher Needham

Edited - Guy Hawkins

 

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BADDIES - BATTLESHIPS


BADDIES - BATTLESHIPS


A music video to promote Southend on Sea based band 'Baddies' in their debut single. A very hot and sweaty shoot this video give its audience an up close and personal view of the band. 

Shot using a Body Rig 'snorri cam' with a Sony Z1. Edited and Graded in Final Cut 7.

Directed Filmed and Edited - Guy Hawkins   

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THOMAS TANTRUM - WORK IT


THOMAS TANTRUM - WORK IT


A music video for Southampton based band 'Thomas Tantrum'. A comic book style was used to create an interesting film that see the band get transformed into a comic book characters. Creating an entirely real set was key to this not feeling too 'fake' when added to the post picture in picture look. 

Shot on a Sony HD cam. Edited in Final Cut. Post Production After Effects.

Directed  and Edited - Guy Hawkins

Produced  - JUICE

Director of Photography -

Steadicam - Leo Bund

Focus Puller - Will Morris

Visual Effects - Tim Watts

Sets -

Design - Tony

Costumes - Lucy Swallow 

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THE ADS - MAYBE TONIGHT


THE ADS - MAYBE TONIGHT


A music video to promote Glasgow based band 'The Ads'. With very little access to the band members an all digital style was conceived. Photos were taken of each member and then stitched back together. Copying reference material of each band member playing the stills were puppeteered and inserted in to backgrounds made up of time-lapse photography.

Directed- Guy Hawkins/Deane Thrussel

Produced - Juice

Visual Effects - Tim Watts 

Andy Coram

Photography - Phil Astbury

Edited Guy Hawkins