Sunday, 19 May 2013

Introducing - Wooden Arms

After a few months away from my camera, the perfect project to launch back in to film making came up in April.

Norwich based band Wooden Arms launched their new EP at The Birdcage in Norwich, and invited Alexander Helm and I to document the evening. Wooden Arms are a five piece based in Norwich, producing some exciting new music on the Bare Feet record label. Something a little different to the norm, the evening was enchanting and captivating. Our brief was to capture the atmosphere of the venue, as well as the performance.

We enlisted the help of two local Norwich film makers for the evening, to assist us in getting all the shots we needed - Joseph Murray and Emma Smith. Their enthusiasm for the project was welcomed, and the video would not have been possible without their input.

The first part of the evening was spent filming all the "atmosphere" shots of the venue. The Birdcage is well known in the city for its cosy and welcoming environment so we really tried hard to capture the unique buzz of the venue. Next came the more challenging part of filming the performance, in a packed out back room with little room to manouvere! This is the usual challenge when doing anything visual at a concert - moving around to document the evening, whilst trying hard not to get in the way of the artists and the audience.

The evening was a great success, and "Separate the Verb" is available now at

Thank you to the fabulous Jess Orestano for doing an excellent job on the sound desk, and producing the audio track used for the video.

You can view the video below.

Wooden Arms - Separate the Verb (Live at the Birdcage) from Bare Feet Records on Vimeo.