Here is a slightly older one. Shot on 35MM and one of my favourite edits. This was a music video for Manchester based dance music collective Mint Royale, and was made as part of their greatest hits CD  Pop Is.. with the music video being placed on an accompanying DVD.

Unless you have mega bucks most music videos have a basic concept and have to be shot quickly. In our favour was that it was shot with a great crew on 35mm, at a low frames per second to give it a unique look, at night in the neon glow of Manchester and was graded properly in Soho.

The basic concept was two identical women  (or is it two sides of the same person?), one in black and one in white, merge together on the mean streets on Manchester.

Most of the action focuses on the girl in black as she drives around Manchester in her sleek Porsche Boxster. I was keen to add a different element to the music video rather than have a very linear story. Also at the time I felt I didn't have quite enough footage to tell a linear narrative, the rushes were much more experimental and creatively driven. My idea was simple. As the song is a collection of repeated phrases and samples, I would match specific footage to the phrases and create visual loops. Quite clearly when you watch the music video, you can see the same shots looped in time to specific samples and phrases.

So there we have it. A great job were I could be really creative and share a level of experimentation and enthusiasm with a director (Chris Gaffey). And the pizza we all ate whilst working late was great too! This was offline and online edited on FCP Studio by myself, with grading by RED Post. Whilst After Effects work was done by Phil Hawkins. Everything got clocked and played out onto Digibeta.

I hope you enjoyed this music video and should you wish to contact me for editing work please don't hesitate to use the contact section in the left hand margin or call me on 07807 526 691. If you prefer email, my address is andyswarbrickeditor@gmail.com

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