We had the pleasure of working with the very talented singer/songwriter Amy Sugars making the music video for her new single ‘Halloween.’ Shot in Fremantle (Perth) Western Australia, Amy’s vision for her clip allowed us to explore visual territory we hadn’t really delved into before. Amy was fantastic to work with, everything you could hope for. Professional, fun and willing give her all (including lying down in the ocean shallows and not getting angry when I didn’t use to footage even though I kind of told her to) – all the while staying true to herself and her vision of what she wants to do and achieve.
We shot the clip with two different camera systems. Predominantly the Red Scarlet with Zeiss Primes and the Sigma 18 – 35. All Ronin shots were captured on the Sony A7s with the Sony/Zeiss 24 – 70 to make use of the auto face tracking for some shots. All Ronin footage was shot by Shane Piggott, Red footage by me. We used a Tiffen Pro-Mist (level) 1 on I think every shot in the clip. In camera glows, flares and halation around window frames (avoiding video-y hard clips) was really important to me in this clip. The Pro-Mist also helped soften the A7s Sony Sharpened look and helped bring the look of the Red Scarlet and the Sony more in line.
Have a browse through a few stills from the clip with descriptions, YouTube link at the bottom of the blog.
Produced by Alucinor Productions
Directed, Shot, Cut, & Graded by Dean Butler
Ronin Cinematography by Shane Piggott