Monday, 28 October 2013

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

We recently produced this video for the new Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation  (ECCI) to document the design and completion of their fantastic new home at High School Yards.

This is the first video that we had the chance to shoot on the Black Magic Cinema Camera, thanks to DOP Andrew Begg . Another first for us was the use of a quadcopter for aerial footage thanks to LA Media

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Halmyre Street Mural Time-lapse video

New time-lapse produced for the wonderful LeithLate documenting mural painting by Blameless collective

Halmyre Street Mural - Blameless / LeithLate from Cagoule on Vimeo.

Wildlife Photography

One of the range of activities that we are involved in is Wildlife photography/videography. Scotland is an amazing country to take part in this kind of work. Our latest reel shows a selection of what's out there. Most of the photography has been completed in house by Cagoule Director Lewis Gourlay
Wildlife Reel from Cagoule on Vimeo.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

RBS 6Nations "Team behind the team"

Cagoule traveled to Rome, Dublin, Cardiff and London to make a series of short films giving credit to the staff behind the famous stadiums hosting the RBS6Nations tournament.

We pulled out all the stops and embedded a full array of exciting photographic techniques into every film. Look out for tilt shift, go-pro, fisheye and ultra slow-motion

Friday, 27 July 2012

The Magic Numbers “You Don’t know me”

Artist: The Magic Numbers
Track: “You Don’t’ know me”
Universal Music

Director: Cagoule (Lewis gourlay & Abby Warrilow)
Producer: Clare Kerr
Director of Photography: Pete Warrilow
2nd Camera: Alan Stockdale
Choreographer: Abby Warrilow
Fight Choreographer: Malcolm Shields
Editor: Lewis Gourlay
Make-up: Sarah Cairncross
Cast: Ross Cooper, Malcolm Shields, locals of “The Strathie”
Directors Rep: Debs Ramsey @ YI London

The brief for the video was to create a character with a twist, the title of the track being “you don’t know me” so the band wanted us to play on the idea that you don’t truly know anyone. A great credit is due to the principal performer Ross Cooper who fulfilled this role impeccably.

The location was the unlikely venue of an old man’s pub in Cagoule’s home neighbourhood of Leith. “The Strathie”, as you’d expect, is unaccustomed to the world of music video. The residents however warmly embraced the film crew and London based pop rockers The Magic Numbers, even agreeing to play cameo roles in the video.

Having shot our last music video on a frozen Scottish moor, we wanted to shoot a bit closer to home. In fact The Strathie is the closest pub to our office. We were thrilled to bring The Magic Numbers to our own backyard and they couldn’t have been more enthused, even playing an impromptu gig in the pub at the end of the shoot, to the delight of the locals.

Some notes from Universal

On Caetano Veloso's 70th Birthday we are releasing a tribute album similar to those done for Neil Young, Dylan, Lennon etc.
15 artists including Magic Numbers, Beck, Chrissie Hynde, Mutantes, Devendra Banhart etc. choose and recorded a track written by Caetano to be included on the CD.

The Magic Numbers track is from Caetano’s most acclaimed album –Transa, recorded in London 45 years ago. Caetano at the time felt alienated by his exile and  alienated by living in London and some of the albums lyrics reflect this:

The clip will be the only clip for the album, so will represent the album worldwide.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Zulu Winter - making of

There were a few times when we questioned "who the F****'s idea was this?." Stood on an exposed highland moor with gail force wind driving shrapnel like hail stones into your face, you tend to doubt the motivation to chose such extreme locations. However we're not called "Cagoule" for nothing and an ability to work in all weathers is what we're proud of. It took true grit and determination from the cast and crew to spend two days on Rannoch moor, in the Scottish highlands, filming the latest Zulu Winter promo. The results however made the effort worth while. Short of traveling to the arctic tundra, you won't find a more dramatic backdrop to film two of the country's leading dancers, skilfully choreographed by Abby Warrilow. The band couldn't comment on the conditions having apparently been frozen under a sheet of solid ice! Front man Will Daunt however escaped the same fate to deliver a bold and enigmatic performance.

Friday, 3 February 2012

coming soon - Zulu Winter promo

Cagoule recently braved the worst weather the Scottish highlands could throw at us to film the latest promo for emerging artists Zulu Winter. The single entitled "We Should Be Swimming" is a beautiful and energetic track. Cagoule put together a great team to produce this challenging video and utilising the budget to great effect. Currently we're finishing the grade so watch this space as we'll post it as soon as it's released.