Drummer Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, AxeWound, Pop Will Eat Itself) explains in his own way the ideas behind mixing electronic and acoustic dums. Shot at SAE in Oxford with help from the students for the sound. Usual set up with mix of Canon DSLRs and GoPros in Edius. This was part of Music Radar’s Dum Expo. Edited and coloured in Edius.
Quick Film we made for Sonor Drums at Gavin’s house. Audio recorded and mixed by Gavin himself. Apart from the control room – where the kit is always mic’d up – Gavin’s studio has incredibe echo. To get round that we had to close mic with a decent cardioid mic, which unfortunately is in shot. Edited on Edius, filmed with Canon DSLR’s for the 2013 NAMM show.
A quick interview before a date on his recent tour (Malvern Theatres) to do with specifically into how he got into playing, and any advice for people wanting to start or get back into playing the piano.
I have a garage full of old transparency film in files. Most are labelled with the artist, location and date taken. These are the out-takes. I keep them to remind myself that I was prolific at one time. I also keep them because I know the 20-year-old that cut out the good ones to give to the editors of the magazines was a pup. He didn’t tend to hand in the experimental ‘accidents’ that occurred every 70 shots (one roll of 120 and one of 135). Today I shot a fantastic musician and gentle soul Rex Horan. He plays with Evan and Neil. They make wonderful music, and their rehearsal space is full of laughter. Here are 3 examples of shots that will not make the grade for the article… but are the ones I decided to illustrate a point that capturing moments isn’t necessarily about a pretty shot. I recently met an old college and friend Nigel, who now shoots beautiful, often funny glances at landscape around us all. An inspiration to pick up a camera for the joy in achieving the shot in mind.
Music Video shot & edited for the UK based Toy Hearts. Shooting details on Vimeo where I have parked the HD version.
The Toy Hearts are Hannah Johnson – Mandolin & Vocals, Sophia Johnson – Guitar & Stewart Johnson – Dobro and for this video Tom Bull on Bass & Steve Simpson on Fiddle. The male caught up in the girl’s attentions is Cian Barry and Tattooist working her magic is Clare Doody
The excellent Make Up – Katy Bird, Hair – Flamingo Amy, Nails – Sophie Bishop
Shot at Katy Fitzgerald’s in Stourbridge (for the band miming together/bar scenes) & The Painted Lady Tattoo Parlour in Birmingham for the fabulously weird other interiors.
The incredible Jason Bowld playing through one track and talking about the instrument. Shot on a floating studio in London’s Docklands. 5D, 550D and a Sony NEX-5 over head. Not a proper video camera in sight!
Steph Carter talks about his guitars at Snowdome in Milton Keynes. They are playing some rather choice venues on this tour. First time I had shot anything in that venue. Usual DSLR cameras along with a GoPro strapped to his headstock for one shot. Getting alot of use out of that little wonder