Darren was always passionate in the
art of film making and noted how some music video
clips had a reached such a high standard in
production values that they could be considered
mini-films in themselves. Importantly though, Darren
was consciously aware there were no 'rules' governing
how music videos could be made and as a consequence
many of the most creative and artistic music videos
in history have long since been considered classics.
It was for this very reason Darren
always wanted to make a music video clip and
fortunately this opportunity arrived in 2016.
Like the Sun
In 2016 Darren was
offered a unique opportunity to create a music video
clip which is something he had not done before.
The song 'Like the
Sun' by local artist Kevin Walton was a track Darren
really enjoyed, so he was keen to make the clip the
best he possibly could. Of particular interest was
the one caveat placed upon Darren by the song's
producers, which was the video's target audience was
to be the hearing impaired.
video featured Kevin alongside a hearing impaired
performer using American Sign Language which allowed
hearing impaired people to appreciate the song's
lyrics. From a production perspective, Darren
realised the clip couldn't be over edited with super
fast cuts, too much camera movement and certainly no
'whizz bang' crazy FX which music videos are renowed
The end result was a
stylish art piece which the producers loved and
Darren was very happy with.