Been busy, you know. Directing a few music videos, you know. Check me out, I come across as vaguely interesting.
No I have. I'm not making it up. Meeester M's band the Lorelei are launching their album "Faces" on the 16th May ( I believe it to be available on iTunes from the 16th May but it's available for pre-order on Amazon now for those who want a cold hard CD copy to rub all over their bodies). So given my capacity of a video director who languishes frustratedly in corporate video and never gets to make anything remotely interesting, I offered to direct a couple of music videos.
The album cover-
did you send in your photo? If so it'll be there.
I enlisted my crack team of video pixies, (also my students), every one as hardworking and talented as the last and we set about turning these hairy beasts into the gorgeous rock stars that they see in their own heads. That's why Misssy M hasn't been on tinternet much. It's been all consuming but excellent.
Here are my team with some of their cast at the location for the video for "Song for the Boy".
One of the videos was studio based and involved headshots of the band with stuff happening to them. The song is "Love is Blind, which I think is the best song on the album. The final effect will look like stop animation but we're not ripping off Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer video in any way. Unless it's in an ironic fashion. And even then, not really, if Gabriel's lawyers are reading. Not at all.
The other video was set in a location which I can only describe as a slight obsession with us. There are two derelict houses on the outskirts of our village that are in the most amazing location but are rumoured to be haunted. There is a very gruesome story associated with a suicide in one of them, and Meester M and Dr .DD, the viola player refused to be filmed in that one like the stroppy divas they are. That's what happens when you work with ex-religion and philosophy teacher and a goth, I suppose. The fear of the dark side is strong with them. Big jessies that they are.
In fact Dr.DD claims this photo she took here is evidence of something ghostly appearing in the house we did film in.See that coming in from the window? I dunno- Goths, they're obsessed, I tell you!
I can't show you the videos yet as they are still being edited but I can show you some stills for the shoots under which I will put witty and vaguely offensive captions.
This is the ongoing edit. Even from here you
can see I put too much eyeliner on Meester M.
Again with the guyliner
Dr DD with a random fox appearing.
See Gabriel- we're far more surreal than you ever were.
It's difficult to say what's going on here.
I filmed it and I still don't know.
It's really just all about one man's grooming
And what is the point in being the director
if you can't give yourself a cameo?
Videos up soon!