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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!