90’s British Rock band Echobelly hired me in December to make them a lyric video for their imminent new release ‘Anarchy and Alchemy’ in a relatively short period of time. They asked me to make it entirely out of stock footage, using an animated text overlay to illustrate the lyrics. The aim was to create a video that celebrated nature, mystery and desolation.
Using entirely stock footage proved to be a challenge, and finding the right balance of clips to tread the thin line between something that looked too fake or too amateur took a few attempts. However, by concentrating mostly on nature shots for the particularly professional stock clips removed the issue of actors standing out in comparison to the amateur footage used.