behind the scenes

Album Art and BTS Photos for Coffee Breath's Music Video, A Familiar Feeling by Anthony Aitman

Me, Adam Sandy and Hamish Dickinson run a music channel on YouTube called Escape Sessions. Here we film bands live and take photos of them while doing it for our instagram page as well.

We filmed a talented band that met each other while studying at Birmingham Uni called Coffee Breath. Once we filmed the band performing a few live songs for our channel, (you can watch them HERE). They asked us if we would be free to help out making a music video with them. We of course said yes and a few months later they got into contact with us.

Coffee Breath playing their sessions at  Escape Sessions

Coffee Breath playing their sessions at Escape Sessions

They already had a Director (Mark Fenton) for the music video, so we where there to help make his visions come true. Adam Sandy was the main DP and I was the assistant DP/Photographer.

We had a load of Skype calls with the Director and band to talk about how to get this music video to work, how best we thought it would work and what they where wanting to be captured to tell the story. After many talks and ideas being passed about. Me and Adam went to set about to turn this story into a shot list for the Director to approve and then the music video could start production. We all had about a month to get everything we needed for the music video, like actors, props and locations. This happened really quickly and well thanks to Mark Fentons contacts, direction and the band getting there teeth stuck into it.

On the day of the shoot I could not get there till late in the evening which was not to bad as most of the filming was happening then. I just missed a few scenes that where shot in the day before the sun set. Adam went down earlier before me to get those shots and I came to assist for the main part of filming. While I was assisting Adam with the filming. I made sure to document the whole process and to photograph as many photos that I thought would work well for advertising the music video and also album art. Here are the BTS Photos from the shoot:

As you can see it was a great project to be involved in and there was a great bunch of people working on it. Here are the final photos for the album art and poster art I gave to the band:

As you can see they went with the blue and pink portrait for their album art from the selection of photos I gave them.

Coffee Breaths music was recorded by Hamish from Phoenix Sounds Studio. Adam Sandy edited up music video and you can watch here below:

Coffee Breath - A Familiar Feeling Original Story and Direction from Mark Fenton Adapted by Adam Sandy and Anthony Aitman Cinematography by Adam Sandy Still Photography by Anthony Aitman Produced by Escape Everything Studios Written and Performed by Coffee Breath Guest vocals from Shannon Farmer (DAME) Produced by Hamish Dickinson

Overall it was amazing to be apart of the story process for the music video as well as the photos. It is something I am going to be doing more of, so if you are a band or musician, who is looking for a music video made and photos, then get in contact with me at: musketphotography@gmail.com.

God's Broken Things - Short Film Poster Art, BTS & Screening of The Film. by Anthony Aitman

I was asked by my fellow friend and DP Adam Sandy, who I work with on many projects like Escape Sessions and Short Films to come and photograph the BTS and poster art for a short film he was working on. I of course said yes, which led me to a church in Morton just outside of Newark at around 10pm. They where filming all night long which until 5am the next day. I ended up staying that long as well so it was quite the long shoot. It was well worth it as I got some amazing photos to use for the poster art.

HERE ARE THE FINAL POSTERS.

All these photos where taken between takes as they where practicing and figuring out how to film the scene. So I never needed to pose any of the actors. I just let them get on with it and I snapped away unnoticed.

Here are the behind the scene photos I took of one of the shoot night.

After the filming had all been completed and the film was edited up and ready to be show. They had a screening of the film at the local village where the church was they used. It was a great evening and everyone really enjoyed the film. I was lucky enough to photograph there as well.

The film has now been entered into many film festivals and we are all hoping it will win some awards. The film won’t be out for viewing for some time, so until then you can watch the trailer down below.

You can watch the trailer here:

Late at night Matthew, a young vicar, tears off his dog collar and turns to the bottle for comfort. He is waiting for a sign, a sign of approval from God. This evening will change everything. It will change the past, the present, and the future. For him and all those he holds close. Does God approve, does he even care? A Fresh AIR Films & Media production starring Joe Facer & Mark Wisdom. Edited by Alastair Railton. Cinematography by Adam Sandy. Media by Anthony Aitman.

Here is a behind the scene talk or the crew talking about what went into making the short film:

Want to see a Behind the Scenes talk on God's Broken Things with Director/Writers - Joe Facer and Mark Wisdom, Producer/Editor - Alastair Railton and Director of photography - Adam Sandy. Then check this video out! This is a Fresh AIR Films and Media production and the video was edited by Adam Sandy.