Ever since watching the Foo Fighters documentary series, Sonic Highways, I have been inspired to interview musicians or anyone that has a story to tell. When musician Jeremy Hrdlicka approached me for a promotional video for his Electronic Press Kit, I jumped on the opportunity to channel some of that creative inspiration into his video. Check out the video below.
Jeremy has just released a six song EP under his pseudonym Brother Bicker and ask for a short video explaining his writing process, bandmates and inspirations. I did my best at replicating the documentary style from Sonic Highways by including interesting b-roll shots, motion graphics and parallaxing photos whenever possible.
We picked Slaughterhouse Studio for the location of the interview because of the importance it has to the music scene in Calgary Alberta. Slaughterhouse is home to many musicians (like myself) who do not have the capability to crank it up to 11 at their residence. The studio is amazing and I encourage every music lover to go check it out.
For some of the graphical content I wanted to experiment with translucent effects like Apple has done with their latest IOS. Instead of the logo being a specific colour, the colours in the background bring the logo to life.
Another effect I wanted to play around with was the camera tracker in After Effects to replicate the effect used in the Sonic Highway’s intro and music videos. I accomplished this with some of the footage I captured and I am very pleased with the outcome.
Throughout the interview I shot a number of stills for Jeremy to use in his electronic press kit. You can check out the photos below.