For this piece, we filmed a performance by seasoned blues guitarist The Journey-man on top of the Clifton cliffs of Bristol, aiming to showcase his signature ambient, looping guitar style and intricate use of pedals and effects. The magical cliff-top location was chosen to help reflect the natural feel of “Ocean Spray”, a song intrinsically linked with water and the wide open.
From the start, we knew that we wanted to create a very live feel for the piece. The aim was not to present the hyper-polished look of a rehearsed video, but instead, capture the reality of watching The Journey-man play on the street or in a bar. Our filming approach reflects this – two cameras, both roaming, had four takes to capture the majority of shots, with additional slow-motion shots filmed on the fly by our Chief Camera Op Tom Pratt. This lends a grounded sense of reality to the video, the effect of “capturing a moment” which fits in with The Journey-man’s style and approach as an improvisational performer.
Created by Jonny Pert and Dan Pert
Director - Jonny Pert
Filmed by Tom Pratt and Ilya Melnikov
Edited by Ilya Melnikov