Have you heard about the BIG event happening next month? Well, you should have!
What is it?
It's a two day music festival across Teesside, March 13th and 14th 2015, showcasing a whole host of local musicians as well as some workshops. The music videos will be screened in various local venues simultaneously and all this in aid of CELEBRATING the Teesside music scene!
You can find more information and get involved with Don't Dream It. Screen It. here:
I had no idea how much local music there was around here until Laura asked me to get involved.
I had already submitted two previously filmed music videos I had filmed for the festival, Over the Yardarm and The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band (which can be found on my website www.jbmoussa.com)
I was then sent a link to Tyneside Rain and clicked on their track "Let's Talk About The Rain." As a lover of music and a songwriter myself, I knew immediately that I had just found my new favourite song and that I would love to make this into a music video.
So I approached Roger Wicks, one of the creators of Tyneside Rain, his co-writer is Syd Collumbine and they agreed to filming a music video.
The musicians organised the venue, which happened to be Darlington Railway Museum, and I turned up Friday morning at 9 a.m with my backpack, tripod and lights raring to go.
Having never been inside the museum before I was pleasantly surprised. The ceiling was made up of glass windows, letting the morning light fall through down onto the beautifully designed track with vintage trains, setup with vintage suitcases piled high on trolleys. My eyes lit up. This was a filmmakers dream set.
I quickly noticed a spot that gave amazing lens flare and a beautiful soft light around the singer, positioned her and got to it. Never having done a music video before, Caitlin Morrow warmed up after only a few takes and really shone, with her sweet, casual style. A powerful voice, projected with apparent ease.