Top Heavy Down | Music Video by Love Love Films, Photographic coverage by Dorset Events Photographer

Middle of November saw me out in the middle of the New Forest with Love Love Films taking stills of them making a music video for Andy Duerden. Roll call was at 7am so it was all hands to the decks for bacon sandwiches at 6am!

It was the 2nd day of shooting, the weather better than the day before where the crew had to deal with foggy conditions. I had no real idea of what to expect other than there were going to be some guys dressed in green and orange stomping about in the New Forest.

All fueled up with Bacon goodness, we convoyed it into the deapest depths of the New Forest to shoot.

Early Morning - Production Photography Dorset

Early Morning - Production Photography Dorset

Extra makeup - Production Photography Dorset

While Andy was having some filming done, I got a setup shot of the other green army men.

Setup shot of green army men - Production Photography Dorset

Next the guys whisked Andy off to a location from the previous days shoot to capture some loan footage. I tagged a long to get some shots.

Loan soldier footage - Production Photography Dorset

Running scene with Andy Duerden - Production Photography Dorset

After completing Andy’s footage, we high tailed it back to the main location for more group footage.

Green army men walking though forest - Production Photography Dorset

Film crew - Production Photography Dorset

The orange army guys were having their finishing touches added in makeup ready for their filming.

Orange army man has make-up applied - Production Photography Dorset

Rosie Lee adds final make-up to orange army man - Production Photography Dorset

Green army meets orange army - Production Photography Dorset

Green vs Orange, peace held for the time being.

Film crew strap into crain - Production Photography Dorset

A crain was needed to capture footage of the camp and some other scenes using tilt-shift lenses

Camp fire scene with crain - Production Photography Dorset

Camp fire scene filmed from ground - Production Photography Dorset

Green army men huddled around camp fire - Production Photography Dorset

The guys were wishing that they had a “real” fire at this point, was a very cold day..

Reviewing crain footage - Production Photography Dorset

Once back on the ground everyone was excited to review the footage from the crain cam!

Final location of the day, green army walking into ambush! - Production Photography Dorset

Everyone packed up and it was onto the final location for the day – the final battle – Green vs Orange! who would win?

Green army men under fire - Production Photography Dorset

Orange army man shooting at green army - Production Photography Dorset

Green army rushing into cover - Production Photography Dorset

Andy Duerden has his green make-up topped up - Production Photography Dorset

Rosie Lee adds more make-up to Andy, keeping everyone green and orange was a full time job all day!

Hand to hand combat scene choreographed by Ross - Production Photography Dorset

Ross goes though a fight scene with 2 of the actors.

Hand to hand combat - Production Photography Dorset

Once Ross had been though the choreography, the two actors practiced angry faces while fighting.

GoPro strapped to gun butt. Make-up applied to hands - Production Photography Dorset

Film crew attaches GoPro to actors helmet - Production Photography Dorset

Some GoPro action for a some different angles!

Death scene - Production Photography Dorset

Last footage for the day, the death scenes..

Studio shoot against blue screen - Production Photography Dorset

Final day of filming, into the studio for blue screen. A miniture house had been made and filmed, all it needed was the final angles to composite them together in post.
Rosie puts finishing touches to Andy’s make-up while Ross explains what is needed.

Embrace - Production Photography Dorset

Andy has come home from the war to his wife who has been waiting for his return.
Ross eplains what is needed in the embrace.

It was a fun packed 2 days for me. My first time covering a production, I enjoyed every minute of it! A huge thanks to Georgina at Love Love Films for giving me the oportunity to cover the filming of the Music Video!
The finished music video can be viewed over on YouTube. Top Heavy Down by Andy Duerden

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