Earlier this summer, first year Brighton Film School filmmaking students took part in a collaborative project with BIMM Brighton performance students to create bespoke music videos for a wide range of artists.

Early releases such as Wake Up Conrad have shown the outstanding work BFS filmmaking students produce is high quality and personal to the performers.
Recent BIMM Brighton Professional Musicianship Vocal graduate, Caitlin Moss, worked with filmmakers to create a music video for her single ‘Somewhere’. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:

“I really enjoyed recording with the Brighton Film School. It was lovely to work with students my age who were so excited about my music and the video. Suzie (the artistic director who came up with the original idea) was so passionate and hardworking and it really helped the shoot day feel more comfortable, as I knew that everyone was really happy to be there!”

Filmmaking student Suzie Jones, was Head of Art Department on the video shoot and thoroughly enjoyed the music video production module, she said: “It was great to work with an artist and create something with them from the pitch to the final edit. It was good having their personal input and be able to work with such a creative brief. I was head of the art/props for the music video and made all the stop-motion props and the cut outs for the stage.”

The stop-motion animation idea was inspired by the surreal and dreamy atmosphere Suzie took away from initially meeting Caitlin and discussing her song. It developed into the final narration when filmmaking student Luke became the director.

The filmmakers and artist were happy with the final edit. Suzie said: “I would enjoy working on a music promo again as it has a free structure less common with short films, allowing for experimental shots and lighting as well as adding much more expression through colour. I was very happy with the final edit, I feel there were a few shots that would have been nice to capture when viewing the rushes, such as a close-up of Caitlin’s tattoo and some close-ups of her face. However, I was very pleased with the overall atmosphere and effect, believing it fulfilled our artist’s brief.”

We’ll be sharing more videos from the collaboration with BIMM Brighton over the next few months… Watch this space!