Making a Band Promo without The Band

I’ve just made a short promo for my band Far Black Furlong, which was a bit tricky as no footage exists of the band. Actually, no photos of the band exist either. So I used trees instead.


A frame from the eagerly awaited promo

Anyway, I decided to make a really basic advert for The East Room ep, for that alternative universe where Far Black Furlong advertise on the television, and anybody gives a shit.

The main reason is so that if someone searches for us, something comes up, even if it is only 30 seconds long. I know 30 seconds isn’t a great deal, but it is a start. Actually no, the main reason is vanity, you’re just lucky my face doesn’t appear in the clip.

As soon as I manage to get it uploaded to YouTube, it will appear here (but the connection is playing up again – uploads always a problem).


New career as movie director?

It seems I might have a new hobby.

A couple of weeks ago I ‘accidentally’ made a music promo for the band The Saving Grace, and now it seems they’d like me to make another.

I jokingly made a suggestion – when I first recorded demo’s for them a month or so ago – that we could shoot a ‘one-take’ video in The Quarry (Shrewsbury’s riverside park) for a budget of pretty much nothing, using my 8megapixel Fuji camera (which has a basic movie function). And now it seems that this may happen.

I don’t know which song they want to do or anything like that, but it should be interesting, mostly because for editing software I will be using Ableton Live (which is actually music software) and Windows Movie Maker (which is rather basic, to say the least).