Hired by one of the finest UK Drum and Bass Labels, Hospital Records, to create the official music video for S.P.Y’s “See Your Face Again”.

Roles

  • Producer

  • Director

  • 2nd DP

  • 2nd Camera Operator

  • Lighting & Set Design

  • Editor

  • Colourist

Record Label

Release

The idea for the video was to reflect the 90s feel of the track with the visual aesthetic, and to embrace S.P.Y’s love of vinyl by paying homage to record store culture, crate digging, analogue music production, and mixing on vinyl.

The black, white, and red colour scheme keeps in line with the artist’s image, whilsts also reflecting the album artwork.

I produced and directed the video, and with DP & Camera Operator Salih Sali, we shot it in a single day. As a 2-man team, we carried out all roles & duties during the shoot, including all camera operations, creating and lighting the red scene of the video, as well as the set design and lighting of the Record Store scenes.

We shot it in 50fps 4k on the Sony fs7, using vintage Russian glass. These lenses helped us to achieve the macro shots I wanted, and to give the video that old-school texture with faded greys.

The video available in 4k on YouTube, and is also available to view in 1080p on Facebook, and with the sides chopped off on Instagram.

Produced, Directed, & Edited by Max Palmer
Director of Photography & Camera Operator – Salih Sali
Model – Abby Grace
Crate Digger, Producer, & DJ – Ander B
DJ & 1210 Owner – Wendy23
Record Store – Discos Edison’s & The Al Matthews Room, Barcelona
Photography Studio used for the Red Model Shots – Diaz Wichmann Studio
Equipment Rental & Extra Thanks to Bruno at Kalapa Studio

Released: March 2019