I ain’t gonna front. I had a wicked time just recently, shooting an aftermovie for Polar Music; a Manchester-based music production and events label who specialise in putting together house music/EDM nights around the north west of England.
I was asked to do some filming at the launch party for one of their events at Texture night club, a gig I was excited to be involved in but one that presented challenges; the biggest being – since I was filming in a club – that I had no control over the lighting, which, with how dark it was, made it tricky to consistently get the image quality I was after on my DSLR (planning to invest in some new toys to combat this very issue).
In the end – well, part way through the shoot actually – I decided to just roll with it, to make the dim, grimier look part of the aesthetic and incorporate it into the feel of the finished piece, an approach I carried forward into the edit.
Although it wasn’t what I originally had in mind before filming, I definitely feel this approach helped to capture the night’s atmosphere in a far better way than I’d planned to (see below).