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  • View on NZ On Screen Verona

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Rock ; Music Video

    "This Elemeno P video sees the band performing inside a storage freezer in an ice cream factory. "There was no legitimate reason for shooting in a freezer," recalls director Greg Page ('Exit to the City', 'Super Gyration'). "I just enjoy torturing the bands I work with." The location was secured through Flying Fish Executive Producer James Moore, whose family owned an icecream factory in Otara. Page recalls the challenges of filming in below freezing temperatures here." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Greg Page: Making music videos, claymation and more...

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "Musician, artist, writer and director Greg Page began his film career in Hamilton in the early 90s, making music videos for local bands. Since then the international award-winning filmmaker has written and directed several short films, including claymations Decaff and The New Zealand Centenary of Cinema, as well as Sarah's Washing, and his feature film The Locals. Page’s boundless energy has also given rise to some of NZ’s most memorable music videos for top recording artists like Scribe, The D4 and Elemeno P. In this ScreenTalk, Page talks about: How he shot his 1994 claymation short Decaff The story behind making the claymation short The New Zealand Centenary Of Cinema, along with John O’Shea Behind-the-scenes details from his horror feature The Locals, including the animation process, casting and soundtrack decisions How the D4’s Exit to the City music video came about and a behind-the-scenes insight What it was like shooting Elemeno P’s Verona in an icecream freezer in minus 20 degrees His views on the state of NZ’s film industry" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Exit to the City

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Rock ; Music Video

    "This classic video takes a band, then throws them in the back of a moving vehicle as they try to play their song without falling over. Greg Page, a music video veteran ('Verona', 'Stop the Music'), remembers that "the concept was enormous, but sadly unrealised. But what we ended up with was a piece of magic I've never quite been able to reproduce." He talks about making this and another D4 video in a single weekend, here." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Lydia

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Music Video

    "Prolific music video director Jonathan King delivers a simple but finely-executed clip with this anthem for the jilted. Although the band act like nothing is wrong and pull off an artful mime, it soon becomes clear that they have no instruments. Shot in extremely narrow focus, singer Julia Deans' sometimes wistful, sometimes sneering performance matches the brooding tone of the song, which topped the Kiwi charts. The clip was shot at Verona Cafe on Auckland's K Road. 'Lydia' marked the third single from the band's first album Pet." (NZ On Screen summary)


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