Published on January 22nd, 2014 | by Daren Thomas Curley

New Elbow Video Shot On Pocket Camera!

Elbow have just released a promo film of two tracks taken off their forthcoming album ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’, shot on a mixture of the Canon C300 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (pictured below).

The promo, featuring two new tracks – ‘Fly Boy Blue’ and ‘Lunette’ – was part filmed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios outside Bath (on the Canon C300) and Manchester’s Blueprint Studios (filmed on the Pocket Cinema Camera) by Salford-based production company Soupco.

“I’ve been shooting on the Pocket Cinema Camera for some time now, documenting Elbow as they work on album number six,” explains Soupco’s director Mark Thomas. “Working across three rooms inside Blueprint Studios, I maintained two camera setups. In the recording studio I had a track and dolly set up for performance elements and everything else was shot handheld.”

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera used by Elbow

“It’s always essential to be low key in this setting, and for that the Pocket Cinema Camera has been just amazing. It allows you to shoot documentary style while still producing slick, promo performance results from it. I like the fact you’ve got so much latitude with the 13 stops of dynamic range, which lets me try out new things during a shoot without restricting my options in post,” he adds.

Read the full article at Televisual.

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Daren Thomas Curley is a budding writer and scribbler. His day job in television has been varied... Assistant Director on ‘EastEnders’, looking after roof-jumping free-runners on a French action movie 'Les Fils Du Vent' and impersonating Michael Kitchen on ‘Foyle’s War’. He has worked for several years in the script & story departments at the BBC’s continuing medical drama ‘Holby City'.

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