Saturday, June 04, 2005

Something's glowing in the dark ...

A few clips from the music video I did for singer/songwriter Gillian Moor's Carnival 2005 release, The Glo ...
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Camera/Edit: Elspeth Duncan
Singer/Song: Gillian Moor
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The Glo video and song were launched at Veni Mange (Trinidad) in December, 2004
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Even in the deepest darkest night,
Everyone will recognise your light
You can always call upon that Love
That flows from above ...
(some lyrics from The Glo by Gillian Moor)
- Happy Hippy -


Blogger duncan said...

these look good.. when do we get to see the whole thing?

8:32 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I may upload the full thing to my Happy Hippy Projects blog some time soon.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The item that is being held in the video is a ball of different colors or a balloon? what is it? did you or the singer decide on what concept to use for the video? and finally could you explain how long it took to complete this video?

question the moment!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Long answer: The item is a large ball. It's really green, but I shot it against the sun to get the glowing effect and silhouette ... then by adjusting certain controls whilst editing, I got the ball to change to different colours as she moved, whilst everything else remained the same (bcoz it was black/in darkness). I developed the concept - or it developed itself ... and maybe it even developed me, because in the short space of time I had to do the video, I learnt a lot through experimenting with the software which I was using for the first time. When you see the whole video you may realise that the ball represents the sun, which I shot separartely (at sunset) - to represent a glowing ball in the sky. Bouncing the camera up and down, it looked like the sun was a bouncing ball - and that gave me the seed of the idea. In the video one could therefore assume that she is holding the sun. It also gives the impression of "as above, so below". It was a spontaneous video in a sense, since much of how I work is unplanned/go-with-the-flow. So even though I may have a basic idea at first, I prefer to dive in and let the idea develop itself rather than me pre-determining what it should be. Gillian knows this is how I work and therefore trusted everything to that creative "flow". She needed the video for the launch on December 16 and I had just come back from England at end of November ... so it was all done in 2 weeks ... except for some of the footage (ball on beach, sunset ball in sky, etc.) which I had shot one evening months before (experimenting) at Macqueripe beach. This was my first video for another artiste.

5:26 PM  

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