Video production services portfolio

– Survivor N music video production

Commissioned to produce and direct a music video for a song by Irish folk singer Tommy Sands whose message speaks against collusion between church and state to drown out calls for help by an abused whistleblower, it was decided to follow the journey of the song’s protagonist (played by an actor) on their journey towards suicide and  redemption.

The visual journey begins 400 feet above mountains and water filmed by drone high above the County Down countryside, before we move to ground level, where we join the story’s  protagonist on a journey to near death, culminating in calm and resolve.

Still photos that illustrate the words in the song, were tracked to drone filmed aerial footage in the edit, adding a surreal and engaging look and feel to the project.

Client: Tommy Sands

Timeframe: 4 weeks

 

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 16 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

Actor portraying the music video’s protagonist pictured during filming near Rostrevor, County Down, N. Ireland .

Project services – 

  • Story and shooting script development
  • Locations scout
  • Clearances
  • Aerial drone videography
  • CGI
  • Videography
  • Video Editing

Project category – 

  • Music video production services, Dublin, Ireland

Experienced filming for BBC Worldwide, and providing aerial drone photography and video production services in Dublin, Wicklow, Cavan and throughout Ireland.

Watch the full music video production here.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 3 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

A photo of the Houses of Parliament in London is tracked to footage filmed by drone of barren landscape high in the Mourne Mountains.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 9 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

The protagonist in this music video, looking pensive and isolated. The stream in the foreground was included as a visual lead-in to the protagonist’s attempted suicide, shown later in the video.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 2 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

A photograph of a crucifix against a setting sun is tracked in place on aerial footage of a dark and brooding Irish landscape.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 12 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

Frame from the start of a left to right tracking shot, following the song’s protagonist, as they look from camera left to camera right, on a rain-soaked shoot.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 6 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

Tracking shot, including a photograph of a young boy with tape on his mouth, reflecting the feeling of pain and frustration of the music video’s protagonist.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 14 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

Overhead footage of the main wall at Spelga Dam reservoir, leads us to the spot where the protagonist is shown to have attempted to take their life as a result of abuse by a member of the UK’s primary religous organisation.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 16 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

Actor portraying the song’s protagonist pictured in pensive mood, surrounded by an intimidating treescape.

Video production services Dublin portfolio - still image number 15 from the Survivor N music video by Stephen S T Bradley

Highlighting how abused individuals can be affected when their pleas for help are whitewash by the powers that be, we see the video’s protagonist drowning in a gigantic reservoir.