“Amaranth Moonlight” is the third music video taken from the joint EP from Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh titled “All The Ways You See In The Dark” that I co-directed with Stassmonster.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions this music video needed to be self filmed by the lads. This time we got creative with the camera we used. I have a hefty collection of vintage cameras, from Super 8 all the way through to Mini DV. We ended up opting to send the lads one of our Sony Hi-8 cameras that was the first to have a flip around screen, something that was essential for them to self film and be able to see and frame shot sthemselves.
We continued the vintage trend by titling using a super old school title generator that takes a million years to program but the results were both worth it and honest. It was really fun to see how differently the lads approached this music video compared to “Summertime Low” and the differing technology definitely changed the shots captured and overall vibe. My favorite shots are of Ben in the abandoned garage where he was able to get an amazing multi triangle lens flare!
To make this whole process even more fun we used an app to randomize where they shot the music video, essentially taking all the comfort and control away from them which resulted in an honest, vintage music video that I wish 15 year old me had been able to create.