This week our second year Film & TV students were at our new facilities at Space 2 filming and directing the new music video of Nottingham Hip-Hop artist Motormouf who, armed with just a loop pedal and a mic, was producing some amazing quick fire lyrics supported by his beat-boxing talents.
Our students were able to apply their skills and knowledge gained from the course to direct and film the music video ‘Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove (Cover)’ of the 2015 UK Beatboxing Championship semi-finalist Motormouf, who was thrilled to have spent the afternoon in our new studio. Motormouf, real name Alex Young spoke about working with our students and said:
“The students were really friendly and I felt comfortable the whole session. We could have a little bit of a giggle while still being professional so that was good. Sometimes when you work with people they are too robotic but the students were a joy to be around, always looking after me offering me water all the time, it was just really relaxed.”
The students are currently in their second year and are developing their skills as a freelance video professional. Lewis Botterill took the role as a director, thriving with the responsibility. When asked about the day he seemed to have enjoyed it a lot.
“It was exciting for all of us and a really nice experience. The vibe was different to what I’m used to because it was hip-hop, but it was really cool and upbeat – plus Motormouf is a really nice guy and it’s nice to work with someone who’s so passionate about his music.”