‘Name & Number’ Music Video
“My music is a representation of my life and my intention is to spearhead a revival of meaningful music quite similar to the eras of the past.” LP
MUSIC VIDEO GALLERY
The overall production became a massive collaboration effort between several Lincoln based companies from a variety of backgrounds.
Directed by Christian Moles (Inside Mole Productions) and behind the camera was Adrian Samarra from Adrian Samarra Productions, who was also involved with lighting alongside Paul Sinclair of Twist3d. The music video was produced by Events23, Twist3d and Christian Moles.
The music video was filmed on location at Christopher’s Bar Lincoln along with multiple outside scenes shot around Lincoln City itself. The scenes were dressed beautifully by set designer Katherine Sinclair, stunning 1950′s outfits were provided by Vintage Clothing Shop ‘Ego’, Hair and Make-Up was styled by Norya Irani with Lydia Taylor and authentic musical equipment supplied by Clive Moles.
Managing Director of Events23 Paul Mutagejja, who also provided actors for the shoot, said: “We were delighted to be asked by Christian to work in collaboration on this project along with Twist3d and Adrian Samarra.”
Singer/songwriter, producer and artist Lewis grew up in the hills of St Elizabeth, Jamaica and recently finished studying sound engineering at Birmingham City University. Commenting on the video, Lewis said: “I am over the moon at the production quality and professionalism of the project and I would relish the opportunity to work with the team again.
Christian Moles and Paul Sinclair produced a detailed storyboard for the music video consisting of 137 panels, transformed in to a ‘shot book’ this became the ‘bible’ from which to refer on set.
Paul Sinclair from Twist3d added: “Working on a music video gave me the opportunity to use my drawing skills to help visualise our ideas through storyboards. The team worked really well and I hope to be able to collaborate on similar projects with them in the future.”
The video was 3 months in pre-production, the shoot then took 4 days to film and a further 3 months in post production to composite and edit together. According to Adrian it’s a testament to all the hard work and preparation that was put in prior to the shoot.
Christian Moles said: “I was very pleased with the finished article. The project was a great chance to showcase my skills and work along side other talented professionals here in Lincoln.”
Upon the conclusion of the filmshoot, an effort was made to produce a trailer very quickly so as to capture audiences and maintain their interest. Whilst the attention of people was significantly important, we did not want to give too much of the story away (as is the case for many trailers). Ultimately the piece developed into an exciting and snappy glimpse which honoured the ‘care-free’ nature of the early 50′s.
Once the trailer had been released, full focus was on the edting and compositing of the full music video itself. Smoke was the main element that required compositing due to ‘smoking’ restrictions on the day of filming although this was realised using animated masks, mattes and tracking. The imagery itself was treated, increasing the level of saturation of certain colours so as to re-assure the authenticity of the era. Finally the film was graded to provide a warmth and atmosphere someone may have experienced in a ‘swanky’ 50′s club.
Finally, here is the ‘TV Edit’ of the Music Video featuring the Full Length Version of the Fantastic Debut Single
Lewis (LP) Planter’s – Name & Number
Full Length Theatrical Version Below
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