April saw The Bakery making our first music video. It was for Canterbury based psychedelic rock band, Syd Arthur. They approached us because they knew we had some cameras and are shit at saying “no” to things. It was a great deal of fun making the video with the guys, especially because Dan was wearing his lucky new jacket. Without that, we would have ended up with a video like this. The track, Edge of the Earth, is off their new album On An On.
The video got its online premiere on the Prog Rock music magazine’s blog here: http://www.progrockmag.com/news/prog-premiere-syd-arthur-reveal-new-video/
The incredible light box was kindly lent to us by the very patient Roderic Wilson from bubblevision.co.uk. I say lent, he actually set it all up for us too. For those interested, the light box runs off a matrix of HEXMOD LED’s that are controlled by laptop running a program called Madrix. Inside Madrix, we ran a que-sequence which we had pre-programmed lighting textures to the precise timings of the music. All the lighting textures were made by us too. Many thanks to Chris from lucidillusions.co.uk for teaching me how to do all of this, at such short notice.
As with all Baked Cakes, this was a real team effort. Thanks to Dan for manning the 2nd camera, helping me shoot everything and buying bacon sandwiches. Richard, who spent the entire day sat behind the lightbox, didn’t see any of the action as he was having to man the laptop running the lights. Probably the most boring job of the day, but certainly one of the most important.
And finally, thanks again to the jacket, we couldn’t have done it without you.