escape act – alternative pop music – belfast, northern ireland » videos

By: Escape Act  05/12/2011
Keywords: Feature Film, Phone calls, Prison Break

We’re pleased to be releasing this excellent video for Salt In Your Eye, lovingly produced by the guys at Melting Point Media:

We asked Director Gavin Randall for some thoughts on the inspiration for the video…
“The initial inspiration for the video came from the song. We liked the song’s themes of overcoming overbearing personalities and not giving up, while the upbeat tempo pointed us towards creating something fun and light hearted. I always felt the idea would be based around two characters competing or fighting. This led us to old style cartoons where the bad guy would set up elaborate traps to catch the good guy but would ultimately fail. With numerous situations and locations in mind, it was the bands name that gave us the idea of a prison with the two characters being the guard and prisoner. We also looked at classic prison break movies such as Cool Hand Luke, and The Great Escape for inspiration.

When starting production we spent a lot of time trying to find the right location. Originally we found a warehouse that we were going to use and make it look like a prison. Then four days before shooting I read an article where a feature film called ‘Screwed’ had recently used an actual prison to film in. After numerous phone calls we secured this location. We spent two days shooting, one at the prison and one at an abandoned hospital that we used for the exteriors shots. With close to 3 hours of footage captured we then spent the remaining three days editing, compositing effects and colour grading before arriving at the final cut.”

Keywords: Feature Film, Phone calls, Prison Break

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