The latest music video from award-winning Cork director Shaun O’ Connor has just been released online. ‘Wind On Waves’, a modern classical piece written and performed by flautist Katrina Emtage and cellist Ilse De Ziah, features stunning scenery from Cork and Kerry. It can be viewed online now at www.shaunoconnor.com
This unique video was shot entirely using greenscreen technology, which allows the musicians to be placed within environments that have been shot separately. The footage of the musicians was shot over two days in February in Cork’s Studio 5108, while the landscape footage was shot over three weekends in stunning locations like Cork’s own Gougane Barra and Carrauntoohill in Kerry. Over the next few months, Shaun combined the footage and generated the digital effects to give the video its unique look.
‘Wind On Waves’ had its world premiere in the atmospheric setting of Fort Camden in Crosshaven and has received a very positive response since it debuted online.
This ambitious video was made possible with the help of a host of local Cork talent and was produced by Brendan O’ Regan, CEO of Zenith Technologies in Ringaskiddy.
‘Making a music video on this scale was certainly a challenge, but I feel that it has turned out extremely well. The fact that we can produce a piece of such visual complexity speaks volumes for the production facilities and talent available in Cork.”
Shaun has received accolades for his music video work in the past, having won an Irish Music Television Award for his video ‘Conspiracy’ for the band Echogram in 2011. He also had great success last year when his short film Uisce Beatha, written by and starring Tadhg Hickey, won the award for ‘Best In Cork’ at the Cork Film Festival. It has since been screened and nominated for awards at festivals around the world. Most recently, Shaun presented Uisce Beatha and two of his previous films at the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival in Maine, USA.