Taken from their forthcoming Great Divide album (August 18), UK indie rockers Twin Atlantic team up with Biffy Clyro director Jim Canty for the promo to first single Brothers & Sisters.
Catfish And The Bottlemen 'Longshot' by Jim Canty
Jim Canty reunites with Catfish and the Bottlemen for the first single from their forthcoming new album, with a video that takes a simple idea and turns into an epic. It's all in the execution.
Drones have been getting some bad press lately, but here you just see how spectacular the results can be when you use one properly; to tell a story in one magnificent sweeping manoeuvre.
From the wide shot of Bottlemen lead singer Van McCann driving from a windswept Northumbrian coast, joining his bandmates under a big top to perform the song, to their departure in the same Land Rover, it's all captured in one skillfully operated move. Which is also highly appropriate for a song called Longshot.
Jim Canty explains below exactly how nailbiting this experience was - and why working with drones is highly problematic. But this has turned out to be a showcase of why they are so amazing.
If you want to use a drone - don’t bother if it’s raining or the wind is blowing more than 10mph.
"Catfish spent most of the day freezing their knackers off on the clifftop, so I’m really grateful to them for being such troopers. Van however did choose the location so he got what he deserved.
"We weren’t sure whether a single-shot would be achievable or work in the context of the creative idea but I’m really happy with the result. We ended up with about eleven full takes after many rehearsals without the band. The one we used was at the end of the day, just at the edge of useable light which gave us a lovely moody light.
"This much I’ve learned: if you want to use a drone - don’t bother if it’s raining or the wind is blowing more than 10mph."
|2nd AC||Ellen Pickering|
|Production Company||Kode Media|
|Executive Producer||Nathan Killham|
|Production Manager||Conor Duffy|
|1st AD||Jonathan Sidwell|
|Director of Photography||Mel Griffith|
|Focus Puller||Jon Scaife|
|Grading company||Electric Theatre Collective|
|Director's Representation||Carrie Sutton|
Welsh indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen's latest video is welcome return to the medium by James Canty, and features none other than Ewan McGregor as an unsuspecting victim …
Jim Canty provides a fairly accurate portrayal of an actual music video shoot for Olly Murs' Grow Up.
Jim Canty's video for Madness' first single in three years tells the story of a complex and hypocritical protagonist: the eponymous Mr. Apples.
The nominations for the 2019 Brits were announced on Saturday, with the British Artist Video of the Year category dominated by the biggest music videos of 2018 by British artists in terms of …
BUG is back. The event that brings you the best music videos to the big screen will be returning to its home base at the BFI Southbank next month for the first brand new show in over a year - …
After a year as an editor at Homespun, Stitch's music video and content division, Ben Corfield has now been promoted to fully fledged commercials editor on the Stitch roster from the start of …
Yes it's Christmas, so as our own festive tradition demands, here's David and Bing...
Irish director Locky - aka Lochlainn McKenna - has joined the roster at Kode Media in London for representation for music videos.
Huse Monfaradi has joined the directors' roster at Kode Media for representation on music videos and commercials in the UK.