A3O - Closer | Music Video

  • Maci-Skye Anthony

For my Year 13 Final Major Project at London Screen Academy, I spent four months, with another student (Brogan Cowie-Ferron) to plan, design, light, shoot and edit the music video for A3O's new song "Closer" (confined to the single location of a 5x5m white box). As the director of photography and editor, I learned so much about the production process and became more confident as a leader of a production team, which really took me out of my comfort zone, but in the end it was extremely rewarding. Before this, I could never really picture myself as a DOP, especially having to face the anxieties that come with taking charge on important creative projects like this, but with the help of London Screen Academy and the unwavering support of Young Creators UK, I feel like I’m starting to get closer to creating the right future for me. Combining my passion of creating visual art and my love of consuming tons of music, this project has helped me so much in terms of recognising what I want to do, who I want to be and actually believing that I can achieve it.

Directed by Grace Edu
Produced by Brogan Cowie-Ferron
Edited by Maci-Skye Anthony
Director of Photography: Maci-Skye Anthony
1st AD: Brogan Cowie-Ferron
Camera Operator: Adam Pringle
Gaffer: Nathaniel Phillips
Lighting Assistant: Temujin Munkhbat
Video Technician: Anthony Hersey
Production Assistant: Lia Downes
In partnership with London Screen Academy, MOBO Unsung & We Are Impact
With special thanks to Wizdom Layne & Victoria Bostock