Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa | Craft London | Blake Claridge
Service produced by us, and produced by Craft London, the film showcases Scotland’s magnificent historic architecture and scenery through an innovative use of drones.
Director Blake Claridge, of Craft London, expands his music project credentials with his vision of a solitary Garrix wandering through epic landscapes, intercut with reminiscent images of women from relationships past.
Tasked with finding a spectacular house and Scandinavian-looking wood within an expansive landscape, we sourced numerous locations across Scotland, before narrowing them down to the beautiful house and grounds of a Category B-listed 19th century building nestled amongst the rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway.
The team at Craft London – including Producer Lois Newcombe and Claridge – researched an unconventional solution to realise Claridge’s creative vision, working with drone specialists Flying Pictures to turn it into a reality. Rather than rely on the standard practice of using cherry pickers or boom lifts to secure the lighting, the team cast their gaze to the skies.
Part of Blake’s idea was to attach a bright light to a drone. In doing this, they could illuminate Garrix, exaggerating the loneliness of his character as he travelled across the grand Scottish landscape. To achieve this innovative logistical approach, Flying Pictures supplied two teams: one to fly the lighting drone and the other to fly an Alexa camera that captured the action from above.
Adam Sculthorp, Head of Cameras at Flying Pictures comments: "When Blake came to us with a vision of working with multiple drones, both filming and lighting the scene we knew that this was going to be an exciting project. Over the years we have pushed the creative boundaries associated with aerial filming using our unique skills, yet maintaining safety and affordability. We're pleased with the results and are looking forward to Craft’s next challenge."
“It was brilliant to be able to bring our location expertise to such a logistically forward-thinking shoot.”
Executive Producer, LS Productions
RTISTS: MARTIN GARRIX + DUA LIPA
DIRECTOR: BLAKE CLARIDGE
AGENCY PRODUCTION: CRAFT LONDON
SERVICE PRODUCTION: LS PRODUCTIONS
LOCATIONS: LS PRODUCTIONS
DRONE COMPANY: FLYING PICTURES
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