This blog is about my video shoot yesterday, it is written by Alison Lamb, who has been working with me. I hope you enjoy it! Tally
Yesterday I attended my very first video shoot! I was involved in the recording Tally Koren’s new single, ‘Two Kisses’; the first single to come off her new album ‘72 Names’. The shoot took place in a pub in Barnes, in a back room that turned out to be a really brilliant, intimate live performance room and venue. Once I arrived, everything was already set up to begin filming. ‘Two Kisses’ is a very beautiful song, with very personal and emotional lyrics, and it was obviously very important to show respect for the song through the video.
There were a number of different scenes filmed through out the day. Black curtains surrounded the small stage area with little spotlights highlighting the beautiful grand piano, which took centre stage to begin with. The different shots moved from Tally singing whilst playing the piano, her singing directly to the camera, which was intensely emotional for Tally to her finally performing the song with her band to an audience. There was also a running narrative throughout the video reflecting the lost love in the lyrics, which was acted out by Tally. It was brilliant to see Tally’s differing performances and on many of the takes she was singing live along with the track, I know by the end of the day everyone was tired but I couldn’t imagine how Tally must have felt! Her professionalism was inspiring, and even though the song is incredibly emotional she remained positive throughout the day.
It was really great to see the filming taking place. All of the guys involved were brilliant and were more than happy to have me looking over their shoulder and ask them stupid questions about what they were doing and why! It looked like incredibly hard work, but the great relationship between the team and the brilliant atmosphere that they created didn’t falter once.
Everybody got involved helping out with anything and everything that needed to be done, and there was a great team spirit. There were times when it was touch and go that we were going to be running out of time but the fact we did get finished just shows everyone’s hard-work and dedication to getting the different takes as good as they could be.
It was a very early start for everyone and a very long day but a really great experience. Having been present at the recording it’s going to be really interesting to see how all of those different takes become a 5-minute music video!
You can listen to ‘Two Kisses’ here http://www.tallykoren.com/music_audio_cd_72_names.htm