by Auki Henry
|Maddison Ash & Mark Hamilton on She Brings The Rain|
I'm sure there comes a stage in every DSLR video enthusiasts learning progression where they feel they are ready to take on the production of, or at least the camera work for a music video.
As it turns out, 2011 was my year to join the ranks and 'She Brings The Rain' was the song I did it for. This was my first end to end production in the music video genre, and in the spirit of independent (should I also mention zero budget) motion production I had my hand in every step of the process from scripting through to post. Sam Korn, the award winning singer/songwriter from Erica Owns the Sky was keen to give me a shot on this one, needless to say I grabbed the opportunity as soon as it presented itself.
I certainly did not do this single handedly, I was fortunate to have the help of an enthusiastic team of friends who each brought something to the table and had a go at some of these roles themselves just for the experience. This project was a weekend pursuit and everyone happily volunteered their spare time to help out over the course of about 7 weekends at various locations.
Video production isn't how I earn a living, in fact it consumes much of that living on equipment expenses. The same goes for each and every person that volunteered their time on this project, we all have day jobs to go to.
Anyway, this isn't intended to be a 'How we made it' post, you can search the blog archive for those. Instead ... here's the video for you to watch.
Special thanks to the following, whose help and permission made filming this clip possible:
Qantas, Darwin International Airport, Kerry's Automotive Group, Crowne Plaza Darwin, Entreagus Fashion
My personal "thank you" to the crew, you guys all rock:
Mark Hamilton, Katrina Welfare, Jess Lai, James Isacsson, Bronwyn Pain, Lan Treagus, Sam Korn, Katie Abraham, Maddison Ash, William Nguyen-Phuoc, Ed Forman & Craig Danvers