24th March 2006
MEDIA STUDENT UNLEASHES RAW TALENT
video made by a student from the
Martin Millson, 21, who is from
Martin filmed the video using blue screen technology to create a scenario in which the band members were actually much smaller than reality and interacted with life-sized objects found in a typical bar room atmosphere.
explains how he came up with the idea: “As the band is up-and-coming and
growing in popularity I decided to use the notion of them getting bigger as the
basis for the video. So I ran off with a decent digital SLR on a cold wet day
order for me to reflect the band’s growth within the music scene, I decided to
have them all literally grow. Rather than just having them slightly larger on
the bar however, I thought it would have more impact to show them rising over
the top of these landmarks.”
Martin says he was amazed when he found out he’d won. “When I received a phone call from Katy Noone from the BBC telling me that I'd won the competition, I was ecstatic and very excited.
level of recognition will hopefully encourage more unsigned bands to jump on
the music video band wagon. I feel that there will be at least handful of
amateur directors in the area willing to get this kind of notice for their work
and thus make their videos for free or a very small cost.
“I hope that this could be the start of a new era of media for bands in Hull and help start getting them on the map so that the bigger fish in the music video industry can see what we are all capable of.”
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