Common People Films has produced a new music video for London band Aquilo. Directed by Kris R and commissioned by Kobalt, ‘Moving On’ is a wild, hazy night with severe consequences for actor Nathan Welsh.
With Covid-19 restrictions in the forefront of their minds, the production team decided to shoot with the SnorriCam which allowed them to isolate a single subject hands-free and also to achieve wide shots capturing full backgrounds for each scene.
DOP Jed Darlington-Roberts found their lens and body rig combination through a day of testing at Feral Equipment. He chose the Sony Venice camera (wanting to go high end but even the Alexa Mini was too heavy for the actor) which has an extension system that allows the camera body to detach from the image sensor block. The final piece of the puzzle was then casting their lead actor.
Director Kris R: “This intrusive effect works so well in Requiem for a Dream or more recently, Shane Meadows’ The Virtues, but I wanted to see if we could get something much wider to show the environment of each scene. This is because we wanted to make something that reflects an inner city lifestyle”.
"I also wanted the stylisation to become invisible because the content feels so relatable, so I turned to old friend Nathan Welsh. Nathan played the lead in my first short film, DAYS. He relished the freedom to improvise and identified with the character straight away. I couldn’t be happier with his performance”.