In January 2015 we spent the day with Matt and Dave of DHP Digital filming Oaks & Embers in the woodland around Stoke Row. After much deliberation about where to shoot the video, the decision was made to bring it back to our roots and shoot the video on Newlands Lane in the tool shed at the bottom of the garden and in the surrounding woodland. Ideas were discussed over pints of ale, the storyboard was drafted up and a date was picked.
The day of the shoot
The great British weather didn’t disappoint and we were greeted at 6am by a particularly dark, bleak and drizzly Sunday morning. The shed had never looked so inviting, a warm glow of candle light and studio lighting emanating from inside and a hub of activity all around.
Resembling a film set rather than our time honoured tool shed, I half expected to see a robed Hollywood A-lister strolling around; our A-lister in this case was our good friend and local villager, Dom Barry, who we are ever indebted to for such an early, cold, and wet start.
We finished up shooting in the shed by the late morning and it was now time for Dave and Matt - the film makers - to jump in the back of our car to get the shots of Dom cycling through the wooded and leafy lanes of the village.
A huge thanks to...
Dave & Matt for their filming and editing work, and great sense of humour.
Dom Barry & Chelsea Brenton to being in front of the camera.
Finn Becket Hester for his sound recording & boom work.
Jenny-Lee Gordon & Faye D'Arcy for their help from beginning to end of a very long day.
The Barry family & the Parsons family for having us all.