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Bandit’s Venue One Facility Hosts Video Shoot for Taylor X
USA – Bandit Lites is proud to provide its clients access to its Venue One rehearsal facility, consisting of virtual programming suites, accommodation for 80,000 pound hang capacity, bus parking and easy access. Up and coming urban pop dance artist Taylor X utilised the space for her recent music video shoot the song, No Ceiling.
In addition to using the Venue One rehearsal space for the shoot, Bandit Lites supplied VL 3000 Spots, GLP X4S, Martin Atomic Strobes, and ETC Source Four Pars, giving lighting designer Erik Parker the tools to tailor a high energy look.
“My role in this shoot was to add the ‘rock and roll’ effect in the video with moving lights, but the looks were much more about lease-flare and how the lights interact with the lens than what an audience member would see,” said Parker. “For a live production I try to make large pretty pictures to be seen from the front row and back of arena alike, whereas for a music video shoot my aim is to make the viewfinder look epic, which brings everything in much tighter than for a live experience.”
Even with the video calling for multiple scenes, Bandit’s expansive Venue One facility allowed for all scenes to be built within the 8,000 square foot space, while still leaving room for both a Bentley to drive through and space for the dancers to rehearse choreography.
“I took their vision in the treatment and added lights around it to help expand the video and add some ‘pop’ in each scene,” Parker explained. “Some of these would use the ‘less is more’ approach having a light or two sit stagnant, others would use lights moving as fast as they can in a colour chase to give the up-beat flare in the camera.”
“Erik did a wonderful job incorporating lighting to properly compliment the scenes of the shoot,” added Bandit’s business development officer Brent Barrett. “Because of his talent and temperament I always look forward to working with Erik on a project.”
Both Taylor X and Bandit’s Brent Barrett voiced their enthusiasm for future opportunities to work together.
"This was my second time shooting a music video at Bandit Lites and I absolutely loved both experiences,” said Taylor X. “From service to fulfilling every lightning, space and accommodation that may be needed, you get 100% quality and professionalism. They exude every aspect that you expect from a high end company and they not only care about your business, they care about you and make you feel most welcome. Looking forward to more projects in the future with Bandit Lites."
“Having the opportunity to be involved in another project with Taylor X was very special to all of us at Bandit,” said Barrett. “Taylor X is extremely talented as a singer, dancer and an overall creative force. It was a pleasure to have her back in our facility and we look forward to working with her again on future endeavours!”
9th February 2017
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