epic45 – Monument
Wayside & Woodland
Ben Lankester directs the latest video for Staffordshire duo epic45 over two days in Dover, Camber, Salisbury and the New Forest.
The aim was to create a free-spirited video focused solely on the performance of dancer Rosie Thomas.
Music video days are traditionally long and tough and this was no exception. Shooting in the summertime, the sun dictated early starts and late finishes in order to capture Rosie in the most interesting light. The drive between Camber and Salisbury was made in the middle of the day, foregoing the harsh midday light that wasn’t as valuable.
Despite a security guard demanding payment for shooting on Camber Sands and our producer reversing a hire van into a lamppost, we were blessed with beautiful weather, the Red Epic and Arri Ultra Primes working wonders on our wandering steadicam.
The video was received well among the band's loyal legion of fans, and went on to become one of their most viewed promos across all platforms.