‘Wilderness Eyes’ video debuts on exclaim!

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This morning exclaim! debuted a new music video for ‘Wilderness Eyes,’ the second single from our 2011 Raised By Wolves EP. The video was conceived and produced by local director and producer Wayne Robinson (of Thousand Plateaus) who has been making a name for himself through recent entries in VIFF and the World Film Festival. Today we wanted to tell you a little bit about the making of this video, and the team behind it.
First and foremost, we want to acknowledge that this film was created on a miniscule budget by a team of volunteers. The equipment used was mainly borrowed, most of the shooting was done on the directors parents’ property, meals were generously provided by his mother and the 7 person crew donated their time and skills to make it all come together. All we had to do was show up and stand in front of the camera.
The concept was pitched to us by the director Wayne Robinson following a gig at the end of last year. He provided us with a detailed treatment booklet with technical notes and a short essay on the concept of ‘outliving wild origins (in an) urban jungle.’ He followed this up by excitedly describing how he would be using an original super 8 camera, his plans to film a live birth (..plans changed), his idea to have us ‘embody woodland animals’ and a scene involving us chasing a bear projection on a concrete wall. We quietly accepted the possibility that he was mental, but were impressed by his vision and willing attitude.
The shoot ended up being one of the most rewarding experiences that we have had as a band. From the get-go we were treated like absolute royalty by an incredibly professional crew. We were driven to the set on golf carts, given an acting lesson, fed by the wonderful Robinson family and watched as Wayne’s vision came to life. Following our shoot he involved us heavily in the editing process and dropped in often to get our opinions on rough cuts. As a relatively small band it was remarkably validating to see other people devote themselves as much to our music as we did.
We want to take this opportunity to thank Wayne and his crew for their vision and dedication in making this project a reality. The generosity and hospitality shown to us by them-as well as by the Robinson family-went above and beyond anything a group like us could hope to receive. We are looking forward to a continued creative relationship with Wayne and Thousand Plateaus as we work on new material, and are certain that we will continue to see great things from them in the future.
Enjoy the video!
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Once again, the video can be seen here.
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