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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.


 
James Coyle, you beauty.

James Coyle, you beauty.

Green Screen - Massey University

We began our journey with The Nudge years ago, but with this new music video project it all started at Massey University, Wellington.  
We were the first to be able to try out their incredible new green screen set up - and it worked like magic. 

We filmed each of The Nudge lads individually, singing and moving to the track and then focusing on hand gestures + large sweeping arm movements.  We captured Ryan singing the vocals for the track and got him on the ground "swimming" as we knew our next location would involve all three of The Nudge getting in the water and filming them under the waves.

Many thanks to Massey University for the use of their green screen, to James, Ryan and Iraia for sorting it out.  

Whoever thought to order Hell's Pizza to tide us over while filming - genius.  

Mark and Ryan getting some Dark Arts on. Note: the black dot is a dead pixel on Mark's phone's camera not a mark on the green screen!

Mark and Ryan getting some Dark Arts on. Note: the black dot is a dead pixel on Mark's phone's camera not a mark on the green screen!

The Nudge - business-time full-time.

The Nudge - business-time full-time.

The Nudge - Ryan Prebble, James Coyle, Iraia Whakamoe.

The Nudge - Ryan Prebble, James Coyle, Iraia Whakamoe.

 
And we're off! Mark onboard the Sealink Ferry to Great Barrier Island.

And we're off! Mark onboard the Sealink Ferry to Great Barrier Island.

Deck with a bit of an alright view... Mark's family batch on Great Barrier Island.

Deck with a bit of an alright view... Mark's family batch on Great Barrier Island.

Epic sun, huge line up of wetsuits to dry off.

Epic sun, huge line up of wetsuits to dry off.

Paradise - Great Barrier Island.

Paradise - Great Barrier Island.

Great Barrier Island

Our next location was Great Barrier Island.
We took over a vehicle full of food and film gear on the Sealink Ferry and braced ourselves; it was rainy + sodden for the first few days before The Nudge arrived.  We were fearing the worst - that we wouldn't be able to film.  Luckily, for the 3 days The Nudge were on the island the days were not only perfect but almost blisteringly hot!   Matariki 2016 bringing out all the best the Great Barrier Island has to offer.

Break time with the Sun, coffee + eats. Brilliant.

Break time with the Sun, coffee + eats. Brilliant.

Ryan + Iraia taking a break from the sun at the batch.

Ryan + Iraia taking a break from the sun at the batch.

Mmmmm idyllic rock pool x

Mmmmm idyllic rock pool x

 

Business Time - behind the scenes 


The Nudge got into their 7mm wetsuits + weight belts and hit the open water with Mark. Everyone had a go filming themselves and each other, with Mark filming The Nudge as a group beneath the waves.

We had a fire permit and so built a fire for filming the fire-pit bursting into flame - with a touch of kerosene it certainly lit easily.

Just your regular day of filming...  The Nudge, Great Barrier Island.

Just your regular day of filming... 
The Nudge, Great Barrier Island.

Mark behind Iraia as he prepares to make his way over the bridge, Great Barrier Island.

Mark behind Iraia as he prepares to make his way over the bridge, Great Barrier Island.

DAAAAAAARRRRTTTT!  Dark Arts afoot - Great Barrier Island

DAAAAAAARRRRTTTT!  Dark Arts afoot - Great Barrier Island

On our final day we ventured around the coastline and Sophi geared up in Scuba equipment to film The Nudge in a crystal clear 3 meter deep rock pool.  

We had been well fed, well sunned + had managed to film everything we had sought to capture.

Thanks Great Barrier + The Nudge!  Check out more from The Nudge at www.thenudge.co.nz

The Nudge at Mermaid Pool.

The Nudge at Mermaid Pool.

The Nudge exhibiting some Dark Arts in the Mermaid Rock Pool, Great Barrier Island

The Nudge exhibiting some Dark Arts in the Mermaid Rock Pool, Great Barrier Island

Scuba Sophi! Filming underwater with the GoPro as The Nudge performed watery maneuvers above her.

Scuba Sophi! Filming underwater with the GoPro as The Nudge performed watery maneuvers above her.

Triple camera action - filming James down on the beach for the opening shot of "Dark Arts"

Triple camera action - filming James down on the beach for the opening shot of "Dark Arts"

Leaving Great Barrier Island - Ryan had a turn taking over filming duties.

Leaving Great Barrier Island - Ryan had a turn taking over filming duties.

The boys hit the water! 

The boys hit the water! 

Mark and The Nudge - The Nudge did a lot of their own filming in the first water session, filming themselves and each other, with Mark filming them all together as a group.  

Mark and The Nudge - The Nudge did a lot of their own filming in the first water session, filming themselves and each other, with Mark filming them all together as a group.  

Sophi lining up a shot of James on Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island.

Sophi lining up a shot of James on Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island.

That's a wrap! Sophi and James enjoy a celebratory pose with the dying of the light.

That's a wrap! Sophi and James enjoy a celebratory pose with the dying of the light.

That's a wrap! The Mighty James Coyle.

That's a wrap! The Mighty James Coyle.

Many thanks to Jade for use of her scuba equipment and weight belts while we filmed, and to the Jaffe family for letting us use the Jaffe family batch during our three days filming The Nudge "Dark Arts".


Thanks to The Nudge for their company + hard work!