On Friday, Perth band Raksha released their latest single “Feel It Again” (Spotify | iTunes | Google Play), and I was lucky enough to get asked to make a couple of videos for the band surrounding the release.
The first was a short promotional video to be promoted on Facebook to build hype leading up to the single launching. This was such a fun experience, as I basically just got to hang out with the band at Poons Head Studio, filming them as they recorded their upcoming EP. It was an incredible atmosphere, as the band were having so much fun with the recording.
With the video, I wanted to capture the atmosphere in the studio, while teasing the song, which has been a crowd pleaser at performances for the last year. We begin with footage of lead vocalist Amber Scates singing, with the low-fi audio from the camera microphone, before a section of the mastered recording kicks in to complement a montage. I wanted to tell the story of the recording’s creation – the different parts coming together to create a cohesive, fun, whole that – young or old – makes you feel good, that’s for sure. I went with a Super-16 film emulation look in the grade, trying to match the vintage equipment the band were using to record with in the studio.
On top of this, I produced a background graphic for the band’s single launch, from artwork created by band members Conor Lawson and Amber Scates. Designed for the screen at Jack Rabbit Slim’s, I wanted to bring life to the artwork and complement the stage-lighting, without distracting or clashing with the music.
Here’s what it looked like on the day:
It was a lot of fun working with the band, and I look forward to working with them again. Perhaps next time it might be a full music video…