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One of the aspects of our work that we enjoy the most is coming up with music video concepts - and we like to ensure that each of our videos are very unique. Music videos involve collaboration between artists and new friends, as well as cohesion between the visuals and the sound.
WHEN SEAN (Joe Blossom) O'BRIEN first approached us about making a music video we toyed with the concept of the NON-MUSIC VIDEO, or a video not comprising of elements that we would generally consider to define a typical music video (i.e. the visual companion piece to a song, that generally contains a storyline or theme).
INSTEAD it meandered from that particular concept and became more of an expression of the stark + yet magnificent beauty found in nature, sound, words, faces and between humans.
IT WAS a playful process - we were able to try out many different ideas and work on rooftops, against white walls, behind shimmering fabric that was projected onto.
NEITHER of us had worked with Sean O'Brien before the start of this video. We soon found that he has a very precise eye and a fine-tuned attention to detail. He's also very generous - with his time, good humour and quiet wisdom. We set about trialling some concepts, while also gathering footage from Great Barrier Island (Auckland) and Kerikeri (Bay of Islands), New Zealand.
SEAN also got in touch with a good friend and choreographer, Tessa Martin (now based in Belgium). Tessa is hilarious, as well as being a fantastic dancer. She moonlights as DJ Tessa Mary Soul - complete in full Nun regalia.
She agreed to come on board and Sean + Tessa began collaborating.
Filmed + edited by Mark Russell, choreographed by Tessa Martin,
production Sophi Reinholt + Lance Ravenswood.