Lark’s New Music Video for ‘Stole The Moon’
From Biz Community Cape Town
27th February 2012
Cape Town-based production house Golden Planes with director Dave Meinert and the iconic alternative electro band Lark have teamed up to produce the group’s “Stole the Moon” music video, the first off the group’s newest and third album.
The art piece, as Lark frontwoman Inge Beckmann refers to it, was an ambitious project, and one that demanded as much ingenuity as it did pure faith.
“This is the first time a South African production house has launched a camera into near space and was a project that proved to be as challenging as it was exciting,” said Herman le Roux of Golden Planes.
Needless to say, apart from sending a camera attached to a massive filled balloon nearly 25,000 metres (78,000 feet) into the atmosphere to capture the third chapter of the video, the team also had to negotiate harrowing acoustics while shooting in the underground Cape Town tunnels.
“I feel extremely honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with such a great creative team. The ‘Stole the Moon’ video is a perfect representation of the aphorism ‘less is more’. It is powerful, classy, emotive, gentle yet dark, and I feel it encapsulates Lark’s musical essence beautifully. I am very excited for audiences to see the final product,” said Beckmann.
Special thanks to DOP, Michael Cleary, Art Director, Latisha Duarte, Remote helicopter operator, Graham Newton, Balloon rig engineer and builders, Abrie Coertze and Patrick Mulder and crew. Editor, Richard Starkey, colorist Jei Lindique and Ermi Apostoli of 744 Digital. Online guru, Grant Aerts, aka The Monk, after effects artist Carol Groenewald and Post Priestess’s, Cal Kingwill and Michelle Barrow for the donation of their expertise, time and facilities.
Credits: Producers, Herman le Roux, Ruth de Vantier Chowles & Santie de Bruyn, Production Manager, Sam Marais. First AD, Jean Bellingan, Unit Manager David Coleshill. Focus puller, Edrich Hollas, D.I.T. Nicky van der Walt, Spark, Thami Hlanza. Art assistant, Bravo Tshabalala, Hair and make-up. Khandiz Towill and Samantha Laura Kaye. PA’s, Bronwyn Morris, Nicholas Meinert, Cyprian Obase. Medic, Craig Lambininon. Photographer, Lea Colombo. Tunnel guide, Matt Weisse & Road permissions, Mike Biermann, Saldanha Airfield and Langebaan Flight control, Mike Litson Spider tracks, Liquid studios.
Posted on February 28, 2012, in African Musicians, News and tagged 744 Digital, Cape Town, Dave Meinert, Golden Planes, Inge Beckmann, Lark, Liquid Studios, South African Music, Stole The Moon, The Monk. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.