So… you remember the music video I did a while back for “Mr . Snooze”, the quirky/blusey/rocky/Irish Trad-like number by Cavan artist Daragh Slacke?
OK heres a quick refresher:
OK well as you might remember this music video was shot over the course of about 4/5 days, spaced out over several weeks (College work and production planning permitting) – So with so many days of shooting taking place, and with so many creative heads involved in each day – It was inevitable that there would be a surplus of footage taken. Between extra takes, abandoned scenes, hilarious out-takes and A LOT of random banter on set – I found myself playing through some great footage while editing the music video, that would other wise be going to waste on the metaphorical ‘cutting room floor’. So, once the music video was done and dusted, and with possibly a little too much free time on hand, I found myself putting together a small ‘making of’ documentary (Partly ‘for the craic’), collecting all my favourite bits from the extra footage. To add some flavour of serious commentary over this piece, I then managed to wrangle the videos two stars; Ronan & Daragh, into sitting down in front of the camera for me to ponder and reflect on their days at shooting, and the varied people who volunteered their time and got involved each day for free.
I’ll admit I possibly could of made this final video a BIT shorter (Its just under 20mins long), but a lot of work went into the music video by all those involved – and with only 5% of the overall footage taken making it into “Mr.Snooze” (and a lot of that comedy gold), I wanted to show as much as possible. Hopefully you get an idea from this little doc of all the effort these guys put into helping us make the music video, and all that didn’t make the final cut.
Also, apologies for the terribly low audio in some of the interview footage with Ronan & Daragh. Unfortunately, I didnt have a good external microphone at hand and had to rely on the cameras mounted mic. I’ve bumped up the audio as much as possible without harming any speakers/headphones, so hopefully you can hear their mindless banter OK. Afterall, this was just a wee side project I set myself back then and with it resulting in a reasonably substantial piece, I though it only right to upload it to YouTube for others to watch as a companion to “Mr.Snooze”.
Finally, yes I know its been well over a year since “Mr.Snooze” was uploaded and so “It Was All A Still” may be old news, but sure, hey – Good things come to those who wait.
Hope you enjoy the doc and feel free to comment here below, or below the video itself on my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheImfamousDiv, on your thoughts – be them good or bad!