Musicvideo The Gathering
Famous Dutch rockers The Gathering are releasing a new album this fall. This album is Norwegian native Silje Wergeland's second record as the band's new singer.
The Gathering have expressed a desire to get closer to their own artistic preferences, the heart and soul of their music and this can definitely be heard in the new track. An epic 10 minute journey from melancholy to ecstasy, the song is a testament to the band's creativity and musical prowess. I'm very excited to have been asked to shoot a musicvideo for this track.
I'll be flying out to Norway by the end of this week, where the video will be shot. We decided to film the video in Norway because of its' beautiful and dramatic landscape. The band's photogenic singer, Silje Wergeland, a Norwegian native, will feature in the video.
We are still looking for actors for the video. So if you are in Norway and would like to have a chance to star in The Gathering's next video, check out this page and let us know!
In collaboration with mainly Frank Boeijen en René Rutten (the band's keyboard player and guitarist respectively) I've written a script for the video and the band have given me license to experiment, so nothing is set in stone. It's an exciting and (just a bit) daunting prospect to have the freedom to shoot what looks good and fits with the music.
I'll be shooting the video on the 5D MkII, with a set of Canon primes, I'll have a DVtec shouldermount with me and a Glidecam HD 2000. I can't tell you any details yet, but I am a bit nervous about getting the shot from that speedboat... ;)