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Working with Iona Fyfe & The Auldeners

While I am away resting and relaxing, I am also enjoying dusting off some older photo collections I had good fun shooting, including this great shoot from two years ago. Enjoy!

One of my favourite jobs is shooting stills for video productions. It’s not the most glamorous role, but working as part of a bigger team is always great fun. It also allows me to exercise my creativity more (check out my work on the documentary Racing Stock). Working alongside video and audio recording also means stray elbows or camera clicks can hinder someone elses work, so it requires a high level of precision.

Sound Engineer Ludo testing audio equipment connections in front of a microphone on set of music video

Working with the Filmmaker Tom Alner & Audio Engineer Ludovic Barrier on their production for The Auldeneers was one such an occasion. Composed of Iona Fyfe, Callum Morton-Teng, and Ellen Gira, The Auldeners are a Glasgow-based trio performing reinterpretations of Appalachian ballads and American old-time tunes.

Barn outside from inside window in Scotland

Before the main event, there was also an opportunity to explore and find some interesting locations in the farmhouse, and get some good pictures for the band. Full of old farm tools, christmas decorations, and lots and lots of spiders!

This particular shoot was challenging, because it was filmed during the middle of a renovation effort. As a result, we had to negotiate timings very carefully, capturing audio with loud machines smashing through concrete is less than ideal.

A great location, a great group of musicians, and a lot of fun had all around.

Filming Crew Tom Alner, Ludo, and the Auldeners smiling together

And here is the final video:

Video and recording by Tom Alner and Ludovic Barrier