Metal Crusade Music Video Shooting
Last weekend, we were shooting our very first music video.
And guess what? It was AWESOME.
We spent quite a while looking for a perfect place to take the moving pictures and, as always, deadline was our biggest motivation. Our director, Martin Čumpelík, insisted on Přední kopanina, a beautiful quarry not far from Prague. He and Davey went to the owner, found he was a good guy and managed to get permission to film there.
When the day had come and we came to the place, we were gazing at the quarry, eyes open wide. It was a great place indeed. And it rocked. And most of us got sunburned, as the light was not only good for shooting, but also for shining upon us all day like mad…constantly and without boundaries.
The ringing of the division bell had begun early in the morning. The gate opened at the dawn and the crew immediately started to prepare the scene. It was awesome to have someone experienced by our side. Both our director Martin (a.k.a. “Daddy”) and the camera operator Korálek (a.k.a. “Momma”) were leading us towards our goal and we were really happy we had confided ourselves to them. They were the brains, we were the muscles. It worked well.
We took a few pics on our phones during shooting. You may want to check them on our Instagram account.
Apart from those two, we also had Rikka, the clapper loader, and a bunch of fellow Keepers standing by our side. Each one of them proved to be an indispensable part of the crew. They pushed their own limits for the sake of the shooting and we simply can’t thank them enough, especially our good friend and Keeper Monťák, who spent all day in armor acting as the crusader. He’s looking really impressive in his metal dress, isn’t he?
The shooting was divided into three sections – the day part, the dusk part and the night part. The day part was the easiest one, we had plenty of time and the shots were not difficult. However, as the night was slowly approaching, we had to be effective and the number of takes was limited. The most tricky shot in the dusk part was the one, in which Marty had to destroy his guitar. We had no more than a single attempt, so we rehearsed it a lot. Luckily for us all, it went well.
The night scene was probably the most emotional experience of all day. A game of shadows. The Keepers were moshing, covered with flames. The stones were burning and Martin and Rikka were spitting blazing fire everywhere. And the four of played like there was no tomorrow. We will never, ever forget those wonderful moments.
The Big Thanks
We’d like to give thanks to the Metal Crusade Crew one more time. You guys were absolutely awesome! This wouldn’t have happened without you and we are really happy, that you keep Falcar alive.
So, to sum it all up: The Metal Crusade music video has been shot and is right now heading to the cutting room. No worries, we’ll let you know when it will be out. Oh, and don’t forget to follow the Metal Crusade 😉