Isaac Gracie 'Running On Empty' by Stephen Agnew

Isaac Gracie 'Running On Empty' by Stephen Agnew
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Stephen Agnew repairs to an English country pile with Isaac Gracey and an increasingly wacky collection of vintage recording equipment.

If the on-screen sound engineering is rather eccentric - but all based in fact, apparently (see below) – the visual style is solid as a rock. Agnew and his DoP Jack Wilkinson delightfully evoke the halcyon days of classic rock, in the house that Led Zeppelin once owned, for Gracey's Running On Empty...

From the director

STEPHEN AGNEW:

"Issac is a really interesting artist with a timeless quality, both to his music and aesthetic. This is paired with a very English sensibility. I thought it would be fun to highlight these things whilst exploring the more esoteric elements musical heritage, in a manner that wasn’t too self regarding or dark whilst playing with the stories that surround the recording process. This video is basically that. It draws its inspiration from all over the shop.

"The location is a house that Led Zeppelin owned and that actually featured in [Zeppelin concert movie] The Song Remains The Same. The video itself is comprised of references and vignettes inspired by the stranger, more esoteric moments in rock music recording history. Some are contrived, some are direct references to pretty infamous anecdotes and characters."

Credits

Director
Stephen Agnew
Producer
James Cross
Production Company
Kode MediaKode Media website
Executive Producer
Nathan Killham
1st AD
Jonathan Sidwell
Director of Photography
Jack Wilkinson
Focus Puller
Gary Long
2nd AC
Milo Brown
Gaffer
Alex Gibbon
Art Director
Jess Elcock
Wardrobe
Elizabeth Jane Bishop
Wardrobe
Sophie Casha
Make-up
Gina Blondell
Editor
James Wright
Editing company
Ten Three
Colourist
Tim Smith
Grading company
Electric Theatre Collective
Director's Representation
Carrie Sutton
Commissioner
Paul McKee

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