A Music Video

By michael / On

We’ve just spent an awesome weekend in West Sussex making our first music video for a great new band called the Flying Peaches.

Highlights included:

Hiring a super slow motion camera – and the ensuing shots of small children busting dance moves and teenagers chucking water in each other’s faces (we had to cut the merriment short before someone got hurt as it was fast turning into a weird version of jackass with added animal onesies).

The amazing weather – we were filming some of the video on Climping Beach and had incredible luck with the weather. The band’s bright costumes looked brilliant in the ¬†sunshine, which made up for the slightly disturbing nudists that we think were watching us for most of the shoot…

The hospitality – we were staying with the lead singers’ family who not only put us up in their camper van, but also kept us, the band and all the extras, plied with sandwiches, jacket potatoes, pizza, pasta, coke, cake, you name it, it was delicious.

The band’s enthusiasm and general talent – we were really impressed with everyone’s performance and the way they kept bringing their A game even after the 50th take, with no moaning whatsoever, they were so professional for such a young band.

Our assistant Melissa – Lissa is studying Film and TV at Southampton Uni and came along with us to help out and gain some experience. She got some brilliant shots for us, added an extra pair of hands just when needed and took some great photos of us on set.

So thanks to everyone who made this weekend such a success and such a great learning experience for us… That’s the ticket you guys!

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UNI CAVING

By michael / On

With over a thousand views in its first 3 days this video is about as viral as it gets for Garrett and Garrett. The Unicycle Caving documentary is being shown this weekend at the British Unicycling Convention and we even got a “like” from the European Speleological Society. All in all its been a good week.

We couldn’t’ have done it without the musical input of Becky Wilkie and Angus Kemp – thanks guys!

We also made a trailer, or is it out-takes? Anyway, it includes some extra footage we wanted to use in the full version but couldn’t. And a chicken.

Glass

By michael / On

The Garretts most recent videographic venture involves glass, intense heat and the beautiful North Norfolk countryside.

We’ve spent the last few days with Fiona Wilkes and Max Lamb at the picturesque SALT Glass Studios, where they combine their talents of printmaking and hot and cold glass work to produce beautiful and unique pieces.

Filming at the studio has been a huge amount of fun for us; the reflective nature of the finished pieces as well as the glass’ consistency when heated have provided us with some amazing photographic opportunities. They also very kindly allowed us to partake in some glass blowing ourselves, as they run classes for complete beginners at the studio. Although an extremely challenging art (trying to pick up molten glass on the end of a huge pole while the furnace feels like it’s causing serious burns to your hand is just the beginning),¬†it is an amazing material to work with and it’s possible to create very satisfying objects even in your first lesson. Mike is very proud of his three slightly wonky glasses.

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We would like to thank Max and Fiona for their amazing hospitality and company.