all of us worked fast on clearing the set and moving 150m south, to the shipyard. the sun started to
come out, pants and shirts started to pill off.
first we spread shadow nets over the band's and the soundmen location. then, daniel and amir started wiring the new stage
at the hottest hours it was impossible to shoot,
so we planned a break. we had an hour in bed ,and then back to the port. not all of us, though.
chen volunteer to stay and guard the equipment while all of us went back to anat's to take a shower, chill in the ac and regain strength for
the next half of the day.
- man are you sure? - yah no problem, i need to practice my new flute anyway
singing the parts
we all came from the same music school. our best teacher ,ilan salem , taught us to sing the part before playing it. it makes your expression clear and your beat sharp. so here you see us do exactly that
a poem for the mornings
coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee. coffee, coffee, everyone shut up. coffee.
v for victory
this is our victory picture after completing shooting for the first clipafter last take we to. but we had no time to celebrate
the alarm clock didn't start.
we thought we were scrued.
loading all the gear on 3 cabs in a record time,
we managed to get to the northern deck
only 10 minutes late. before our first coffee cup,
we started to arrange the set for the
shooting of the first video,
scheduled to 5:30
recording first session, "port said".
we chose this song to start with, cause of it's
'morning prayer' vibes. we shot 5 takes, it took us some time to wake up and rise with the music.
while playing, we were watching the
port starting to wake up. jogs running,shops
opening, fishermen coming back with their lute.
getting in&out of the shots,
exectly like we imagined
anat and talya spent many nights figuring out the shooting vision for each clip (the fact they are married made it easier). they decided to shoot 'beirut' in a swirling way, using monopod to smoothen the camera movment.
"we wanted it to feel like sailing"
what happened on set realy gave this vision a boost:
one of the workers was making impossible sawing noises.
we couldn't shoot. he was willing to stop only when we offered him some mulla. and then, surprisingly, he generously offered us to shoot the clip inside his blue boat.
so the band spread out on levels, in and out of the boat,
allowing moshe to take some fucking amazing shots running through the ships, behind and around us
the jeruz boys arrived at 10. they spent the night on anat's livingrom floor in sleeping bags.
the entire house was filled with boxes: speakers,
monitors, cables, mics, folding chairs and tables, ropes, food supply, and all the gear
we needed to make this day work.
in 4 hours everything will be spread on our first set
behind the scenes
this is daniel shemer, the mega pro that did the impossible. shemer was the sound engineer of the project, setting up and folding 4 recording sets , calm and professional, he miced us up, set up the the monitoring and made a field recording sound like a studio recording (in a good way). staying cool at the hot july sun and with all the pressure, shemer is definitly one of the hero of this day.
moshe barashi is the one responsible for most of the beautiful shots you see. he was the only one shooting in all 4 clips
meet roie hasson - mix master, fellow musician and on this day - our production manager. roie walked around with a green folder making sure the soundman won't start setting up the stage before getting approval from the head of photography; that we will always have food and drink; timing the band to stage and in general making sure all goes according to plan
don't touch me its july
at 7:30 it was fairly hot, at 8:30 we were sweating like hell. shemer and amir gelman , the sound assistant, are getting signals under a hit attack
anat's real call is the drum set. here she's messing around with the sticks, on rare few minutes break we had
on each set there was a dressing area, where sharon styled us and helped us pimp ourselve up
meet the crew
what inspired us when planning this clip was a dagnahash video. we loved the shot of a girl in a ruuning bus, looking from the window and seeing the band playing.
in this video, on top of our land crew,
we sent tal's camera for a cruze with the local sea scouts, got a drown camera, and put ourselves as close to the water as we could
this entire day, we were playing
mainly to ourselves.
there are not many people out on the docs at 5:00am. also, people are not allowed in the yardship, where we shot clip 2# and 3#.
'istanbul' main location (at the southern docks) and the time of day, before sunset, saw to that
that for the first time today,
we actually had a crowed
a guest at the set
ronen is talya's bff. he came by the set at noon ,mainly to support the team, but on the way took some epic shots