May 05, 2010

It Hugs Back - music video

Over a year has gone by and I thought I'd lost these photo's after the death of a computer; for a freezing cold production set in the old Book Barn in Paintworks, Bristol. An amazing place, disused for a few years with mountainous book piles it looked post-apocalyptic. We worked for I think 5 days averaging possibly 18 hours or more a day towards the end. We were so careful at the beginning when placing the blocks, balancing them for the smoothest motion... by the time we took the last shot (which I think is the 3rd in the video) we were exhausted; I think we booted some into place. It was practically a 24 hour straight run with temperatures hanging at around -1 degrees. Martin Davies' direction came down to almost incoherent sentences but he'd got us working so well together it didn't matter.

A brilliant time was had, countless cheese and pickle sandwiches and cups of tea were consumed. Even a first edition marvel comic was found.

Here's a link to the video "Now + Again";
and a few photo's from the production:


Keith said...

Ah the joys of winter filming.

Could you not have burnt the books... a la The day after tomorrow ?

David Price said...

Damn, that could have been the grand finale to the video too! That will have to be for next time... and I'll make sure to bring the marshmallows...