Paranoid Android, played on Ukulele, while sitting on the toilet

Just in case anyone missed Ben Stewart’s gig at Ric’s on the weekend. He uploaded a video of himself playing Paranoid Android, on Ukulele, on The Toilet.

The Awesomeness is strong with this one. Lovely fast intimate production. The shower scene is particularly excellent.

Ben Stewart – Violet the Killjoy: Music Video

This is one of those videos which should be watched first, then explained:

This was one of the most fun videos I’ve ever been involved in. Well and truly nestled in the “fast, cheap, effective” philosophy, we went from concept to completed shoot in under 24 hours.

Ben Stewart approached me with a small budget and a catchy song. On Saturday night, while waiting for Rachgirl to get off the phone with her mum, I did a little experiment with party poppers and the 200FPS slow motion mode on my camera.

I called Rowley Cowper up on Sunday morning with “bring your tools over, you need to make me a device to set off 200 party poppers at once”. Ben and I bought the local shopping centresĀ out of poppers, Billy Hyde’s out of ukuleles, and we made it to The Edge in time for nightfall.

As it took almost two hours to load the launcher, and as we were shooting in The Edge auditorium after closing, we only had one chance to get the shot, so we did about a dozen rehearsals before the “live fire” exercise. Continue reading Ben Stewart – Violet the Killjoy: Music Video

New Video Release: Edward Guglielmino – Fail With Me

I’ve just released Fail With Me, the latest of many works I’ll be producing for Edward Guglielmino‘s album Late At Night.

This joins several other videos I’ve produced recently for Ed:
Lion In Your Bed (Live)
Fail With Me (Live)
No Body Is Perfect (Live)
Caught In A Landslide (Live, Bridge Sessions)
Late At Night (Live, Bridge Sessions)

I’ve also posted on Create Digital Motion about the philosophy and techniques behind the production of this video.

Now I’m off to have lunch with Ed and plan for our next escapade.