Friday, 26. February 2010 - 2:30 pm
For the new Turin Brakes single – the first from their sixth studio album Outbursts, at new home Cooking Vinyl – Harry Dwyer has directed this epic war story. And he did it all from the relative comfort of his own flat.
It’s all done with toy soldiers and meticulously-created sets – and it’s so impressive that suspension of disbelief is easy. That makes Harry’s gripping (and tragic) tale all the more powerful. A great achievement that brings it home: war is exciting, brutalising, and sheer hell.
Sea Chage (Cooking Vinyl)
Director: Harry Dwyer
DoP: William Martin
Producer: James Sorton
Production Company: 2am Films
SFX: Sam Kuhn
Model makers: Laura Huston, Tom Dwyer, Sam Kuhn, Sofka Armour-brown
Commissioner: Rob Collins
Harry Dwyer on making the video for Turin Brakes’ Sea Change
“Blowing up a French town in the comfort of your own home seemed like an appealing way to spend the week. The ‘art’ of stop motion was something we had to get the hang of on the go. The DoP William Martin is primarily a stills photographer, and although both of us have experimented with stop motion this was a voyage of discovery. We used the Canon 7D with some stop motion software.
“Despite the small budget I didn’t want to compromise, and it’s impressive to see the production value created by filming on such a small scale.
“Watching the edit back it’s easy to forget exactly how small the men are. They’re only about 6cm tall and the closeup camera picks up more than you can see with just your eyes so they feel bigger which is good since our set was pretty small.”