Official music video
I shot this video for my good friend and very talented recording artist Hero Fisher.
t’s the first video from her upcoming debut album ‘Delivery.
I had this idea of doing a video that really encouraged the audience to listen to the track.
I wanted to shoot something that sits between a Moto and a narrative story.
Hero, her guitarist and her friend came over to my house. I didn’t have a clue what we were going to shoot but I had rented a Phantom camera with crew and knew we’d come up with something cool using ultra high frame rate.
My brother in law came over to give a hand too.
So as Hero’s doing her make-up I’m racking my brains and listening to the track “Fear Not Victorious” on this big sound system I have out in my garden, and I can hear this train in the beat so it made me think…
Last year i did a shoot with Ruth Wilson on a train track in a studio. I’d had the track built out of fibreglass and kept it afterwards in a barn at my home (I’m a massive hoarder ya see).
So thats how this video came about.
It took approximately 5 seconds to film and plays back at over 6 minutes. So it is the last 5 seconds of Hero’s life before she gets hit by a train. Why she’s there you decide.
The thing I like is you have a narrative in 5 seconds and it makes you listen to the track. It should be boring, some may say it is, but if you concentrate most people find it hypnotic.
The effects came from a garden hose, a leaf blower and a smoke machine. Very lo-fi for something that has a lot of production value.
Turn it up – Hope you enjoy
—Greg Williams (with Samuel Agboola)