It's been a while since I uploaded any video of merit. I suppose I felt that after the Quiet Voices show in January 2010 I couldn't top that, so (apart from some minor live footage) I didn't really done any filming in 2010. Well thats changing in 2011 - plans are already rolling for some major video works, this year so "Keep 'em peeled" as Shaw Taylor used to say (and if you don't know who Shaw Taylor is well... jfgi. ;) First up on the video front was an unexpected one - a week before my birthday I learnt that I'd won some tickets to The London Eye, courtesy of The Thames Festival on the condition that they were used by Feb 24th. Not wanting to miss this opportunity to do something cinematic with it , my wife and I wanted to either catch a Sunset or a night time ride so I could film it and Miko could take some pictures. However the weather wasn't being our friend. Each day rolled by and the blanket of dull, grey skies (OH HAI nimbostratus!) seemed like it would never break. What we wanted was the pressure to drop (opening up the skies to more exciting cloud formation) and a warm front start to move in from the west, preferably around tea time. It looked like it wasn't to be until the very last day of our ticket, so on 24th April, I managed to take an hour off work early and I met up with Miko at The Eye at 5pm. just as the sun was rolling over the horizon. We exchanged our tickets and queued... and prayed that we got on the ride before the sunset got any good. I think that we got the perfect view
I apologise for the reflections; in my haste to set up the camera - after my manfrotto camera arm got confiscated because it was a "security hazzard" (harrumph!) luckily the guerrilla pod (oh the irony) wasn't deemed a risk - I completely forgot to set up a hood to block out the movement the curved pod glass would capture, but I don't think it distracts too much from the piece... well, not if you look at the sky. ;) The music - which is so goddamned perfect for the piece, both emotionally and in length - is by Brooklyn based future garage genius's Sepalcure, who have featured in a number of Back to Mine's recently and will continue to do so, I'm sure. Please stop by the gift shop on your way out and buy their EP (on the awesome Hotflush recordings).
That's all for now. :)