Two Door Cinema Club 'A Small Film About A Concert' by Gregg Houston
Later this month Two Door Cinema Club headline the O2 in London for the second time. This is what happened the first time they played there in 2013 - through the prism of tilt-shift photography.
This Lego-fied version of the gigantic arena, as the crew prepare the stage, the build-up and the actual event was devised by Gregg Houston - who also shot the show in a more conventional manner - and photographer Matt Wicks.
"In 2013 I had the pleasure of directing a team to film Two Door Cinema Club at the O2 Arena in London . They are playing there for a 2nd time in October and recently I’ve seen some of the footage from that night in 2013 doing the rounds.
At the time it was their last show for nearly 2 years and when they came back it was all about new stuff. As a result this footage just sat on a hard drive in a drawer. I decided to take a look back at it.
I had hired a great photographer called Matt Wicks and told him how I wanted to get something a little different with the coverage and had the idea of producing a tilt-shift piece about the night. We looked at various references and then picked some angles on the day of the shoot. I said cheerio to him before soundcheck and don’t even think I saw him at dinner. He took thousands and thousands of shots.
They were never really used at the time and when I went back into the edit I fell in love all over again. I put together this short film about the night.
If nothing else this should inspire you to get a ticket for the show. Lots of love to the team who worked on this with me and to Sam, Kevin and Alex for having us.
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