As soon as my producer friend Matt Redlich moved his recording studio into the spectacularly beautiful wooden building he dubbed Grandma’s Place, I wanted to film a music video there. Matt had just finished recording Ball Park Music’s new album, so I organised a meeting between the band and the Graetzmedia crew to see what would come.
The challenge: Reinvigorate an old-style “random stuff happening in various places” music video concept with some next-level VFX and motion control.
In collaboration with director Dan Graetz, I did a bunch of science, taught the Motion Control robot to pull perfect Hitchcock Zooms time after time, shot some crazy multi-pass performance shots to create virtual choirs, and came up with a plant-growing timelapse/realtime “seed charmer” shot which blows minds on the reg.
Director: Dan Graetz
Producer: Benjamin Evans
Motion control technician: Jaymis Loveday
Gaffer: Jack Moffat
Make-up artist: Sophie Fry
BTS/stills photographer: Jen Dainer
Camera assistant: Lachlan Hughes
Filmed at Grandma’s Place and Windsor Road Baptist Church.
Audio track produced, recorded and mixed by Matt Redlich at Grandma’s Place