Way back in May (it seems like years ago thus requiring a 'way back' prefix) I went to the Birdeatsbaby album launch which was ace. One of the support acts that evening was Bitter Ruin who were also ace. After playing their song Soldier they mentioned something about wanting a music video for that song. Brother Pete volunteered his services and started production the following month. Around four months later the music video was finished and screened on Thursday at the Brunswick in Brighton in between performances from Bitter Ruin and Birdeatsbaby. Except it wasn't that simple.
Pete made the video in our flat. He came up with the concept, designed it, shot it, animated it, edited it - the whole lot. That's why it took four months. And it was four months of challenges, including his PC exploding halfway through the process which did not help. Add to that debates over whether the story needed to be explained or not (I don't think it does, but then again my favourite music video is The Act of Being Polite by The Residents) and over whether it should be in colour or black-and-white (I think it works better in black-and-white - it's referencing silent films after all). What I'm saying is it was not an easy or quick process and I'm really proud of him for sticking with it and producing something awesome as a result:
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