Well, don’t we have some catching up to do?
So, as many of you know,  I get to be part of some neat projects aside from Suffoca and, in the last few months, it’s been a whirlwind of flying, driving and travelling to new places, capturing some great stories to tell, all the while keeping the big Suffoca updates ticking along…when I get the chance! Over the next week or so I’m going to do my best to get these blog posts up to show you all what I’ve been up to!
First up – filming in Lithuania, shooting the behind the scenes on a newly released Bastille music video.
I wasn’t too sure of what to expect of Lithuania (to be honest I didn’t know much about the place!), but it turned out to have some amazing scenery which was perfect for filming. There were a few spots I would love to revisit and which I’ve added to my list. One of them was an abandoned Hawaiian bar, restaurant and stage next to a huge lake with a forest behind it…I know, it doesn’t sound real, does it?
For the shoot, we hit up a number of locations but one in particular was something a lot of us would be speaking about for ages. It was a man-made mountain of what I understand was a plaster-of-paris-like material. It was bleached white making it look like a desert and, with the help of some special lighting, it made an impressive scene.
One of the great people I met on the trip who also flew over was Nico. It’s super encouraging when you meet people in creative industries who are firmly rooted, doing great and open to chat about all and anything. Nico, if you’re reading this, although the trip was short, it was a pleasure getting to know you buddy, hopefully see you soon!
I also met Dan, Woody, Kyle and Will. A real nice bunch. Having a good laugh made my job a lot easier. Even though I was shooting throughout the night, morning to morning, I had a great time and I’m sure it won’t be the last time I get to hang out with these guys.