It was absolutely incredible to go on tour with UB40 ft. Ali Campbell + Astro - and to experience the crowd going gently wild at London’s O2. Here are some of the videos we put together for the band as they made their way across the UK and Amsterdam. We’ll be jumping aboard another UB40 tour leg soon - stay tuned!
It has landed!
Our music video collaboration with Tunes Of I + Don't Panic Pictures is out in the 'verse and Happy has premiered it! We had a blast working with TOI. Thanks for having us aboard!
Thanks also to NZOnAir for supporting great New Zealand music.
Word from Happy on KISS THE SKY (Official Music Video):
"Ok, let’s talk about the new video from Tunes Of I… this thing is an all-out explosion of wonderful weirdness [...] I feel like I’ve just come off a really intense trip, but I’m not complaining. In fact, I can’t wait to do it all again."
What a blast!
Thanks TUKI Festival for having us along to film + interview an outstanding line-up. From treasured personal favourites like The Phoenix Foundation + UMO to new encounters such as Aaradhna, Marlon Williams, Lips, Maala and more, TUKI festival delivered great set after great set. We filmed a portion of each set and then interviewed the artists about their upcoming year in music, their experience of TUKI + then threw in a few curveball queries...
The TUKI crew were welcoming + so hospitable. Much aroha to the organisers, Lake Wanaka SouNZ. Profits made from the festival go directly back into future events and the Wanaka community. Since the first festival put together by the non-profit group in 1998, more than $118,000 has been put back into supporting music, youth, and the environment within the region.
It was also our son Theo's first festival - and he not only survived it like a champ, he seemed to really get into it! And of course, last but not least, thanks to Aerial Vision for coming aboard to film and capture some drone footage! It's always great to work alongside this duo.
We got to check out behind the scenes at Surgery Studios with The Black Seeds as they laid down their new album! More to come...
The Black Seeds "Better Days" - the countdown begins 19/05/17.
The second release from Thomas Oliver's LIVE Aston Rd Session 2016. Presenting Thomas Oliver "Losin'" filmed before a live studio audience at Surgery Studios, Wellington.
Many thanks to Thomas, Aston Rd, Dr Lee Prebble, Terry Longley, Barrett Hocking, Bella Florence, Katie McCarthy-Burke and Ariel Bamborough.
Good morning whānau! Here is the first of Estère's Aston Rd Sessions that we filmed LIVE at Surgery Studios last year. Having just returned from a tour across Africa, it was fantastic to hear some of Estère's new work - there's an invigorating, contagious, hip-sashaying lineup of new tracks. Thanks Estère, Aston Rd + Dr Lee Prebble of Surgery Studios for having us along!
#love #live #music #astonroadsessions #estere
After a whirlwind summer of touring + filming, we were there to capture Shapeshifter's final gig at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre. What an exit before starting their overseas tour!
#love #live #music #shapeshifter
You can also check out our wee behind the scenes video of the Viaduct Events Centre before the show was packed in:
The Renegade Peach Project went on tour with Shapeshifter this Summer '16/'17 and were on hand to put together a series of Tour Diaries for the band. Great fun, superb shows + massive crowds!
Scroll down or head to shapeshifterlivenz to check them out!
We were lucky enough to be a part of the Aston Rd Sessions again this year - a series of three consecutive evenings of live studio sessions with the fantastic talent of Aston Rd. Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker + Estère respectively performed in front of a live audience, with those audiences being treated to an especially created cocktail + curated tasting menu before an intimate performance experience in the studio's recording room. Under the audio-wizardry of Dr Lee Prebble, the guru + creator of renowned recording studio The Surgery, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker and Estère each gave incredible performances which we will be making into live studio videos to be released later this year and next year.
Thanks to Aston Rd + the team, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker, Estère, Dr Lee Prebble, the crew at 5 Boroughs. photo: Aston Rd
We've been filming our promotional videos for THESHOP - our online shop featuring textiles, paper goods, prints + more. Many thanks to actor Kowhai for lending us her modelling skills.
THESHOP brings you our light-weight limited-edition square chiffon scarf.
Perfect for travellers, dreamers + romantics.
The Fly-Away Scarf is printed + finished in Wellington, New Zealand from an original image captured in Riga, Latvia by us.
All original artworks featured in this video are courtesy of Fran Leitch, Jane Molloy-Wolt and Minhal Al-Halabi as represented by Kaan Zamaan Gallery. For more information relating to these works please contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kaanzamaan.co.nz
The countdown for the online launch of TheShop is on!
01 September is the big day but in the meantime we're releasing behind-the-scenes photos + videos on our shop Instagram.
Our latest shop video? The AIRBORNE \\ 2017 Calendar - our 12 month studio-sized calendar comprising of a collection of B+W photographs captured during filming our AIRBORNE \\ music video postcard series. You can hang it neatly as is, or separate the pages and display as a full year calendar. Plus, 10% of every calendar sold goes to the superb people behind Women's Refuge New Zealand.
Just for good measure, let's have a look at Tora Tora Tora 2016 by daylight.
This snippet is only a tasty treat while we wait on official audio, but enjoy the sweet live sound of FLITE & those Tora beach vibes...
We're looking through the Tora!Tora!Tora! '16 footage - what a blast. We'll release a full length hightlights video once we get the official audio, but here's a little sumthin' sumthin' to whet your Tora nostalgia. Feat. audio from the incredible Imon Starr.
We went along to Homegrown 2016 to film The Black Seeds live at Homegrown 2016.
They've never failed to deliver an energy-packed, killer set - it was magic to film.
We loved their set as much as the crowd did.
Here's our take on it, edited to The Black Seeds "Turn It Around".
We hopped aboard an exciting Life Hack + Sovereign Insurance social lab exploring volunteer recruitment and retention for Youthline. The event bought together the dedicated team at Youthline, a group of varied experienced professionals from Sovereign Insurance, and social lab hosts, Life Hack. Sovereign and Youthline have been partnered for four years, with Sovereign dedicated to supporting Youthline's programmes reaching South Auckland communities.
We filmed and interviewed participants during the two-day event and are putting together a video of interviews and the general hubbub, laughter and ideas that unfolded. We were stoked to be working alongside Life Hack once again, and were able to catch up with our League of Live Illustrators comrades. For this lab, The League were represented by illustrator extraordinaires Kelly Spencer and Rebeka Whale. We also got to utilise our new Rode lapel mics - dang they're good.
What a start to 2016! We've been enjoying the Nelson sunshine and the company of family and friends in the lead up to the new year, and were asked to head along to Shapeshifter live at Riwaka. Thoroughly staggered (yet again) by the live performance these lads put on, as were the hundreds in the crowd. We put together a series of Instagram videos showcasing the visual highlights.
For more behind-the-scenes from Shapeshifter head to www.instagram.com/shapeshifterlivenz/