This serves as tumblr blog of Tim Courtney. I have had other blogs but time will tell if this one actually sticks.
If you didn't know I spend most of my time being creative and not making an awful lot of money from it to the despair of my family.
As well as being a Musician writing Short Film scores, writing songs with Post-Rock outfit Katerwaul and doing the general SInger Songwriter bit. I also Write, Direct, Edit Films and Music Videos for my film Collective FACTOTUM FILMS and work on my Photography, Illustration and Graphic Design in any spare time I have left.
Today is the official release date of Light Parades’ Sparkle EP which also means that I can now show you the music video that Factotum Films shot in December! And here it is!
This was one of the toughest, if not THE toughest shoot we’ve ever done. The conditions, although it doesn’t look that way in the video, were very testing for the crew and especially for our Actor Jade Lindores. We shot the opening scene at 7am on a Saturday morning and it was wet and cold, between takes we had to wrap jade up to prevent her from getting hypothermia. The shoot took longer due to the rain going on and off.
Other annoyances were that it snowed over night while shooting which changed everything. But it gave the time travel element of the story a nice feel.
After that endurance test, editing and waiting tight lipped for the release date it gives me great pleasure to finally reveal this video and I hope you all enjoy it.
Written & Directed by - Tim Courtney Produced by - Duncan Leishman Director Of Photography - Sam Brill Costumes - Lori Marshall Editing & Colour Correction - Tim Courtney
These are some pictures I took the other day when it stopped raining in Glasgow. It was around 3pm and the sun was hanging low in the sky. These were meant to be recce pictures for a music video but they fit my running theme at the moment.
Here are some more Katerwaul work in progress lyrics to accompany these photographs.
You, Love & I
The sun will set behind your silhouette And the clouds will glow red For red is the colour of our love And red is the colour of blood
You, love & I when the tyrants have won We’ll evaporate into the sun Some memories are only lies These memories won’t die
So either way we’ll dwindle & blaze Then take hope in these sorrowful days
The Sleeping Garden
Goodbye Sleeping Garden Farewell northern seas For we’ll all have to slumber now While the city crumbles to its knees
Goodbye Silver City Farewell affluence & gold The tyrants discontent Will never replace the memories they stole
Goodbye a decade of love & loss Farewell equality I promise you’ll awake one day To salvage your former glory
They’ll turn off their drills Hold on… They’ll turn off their drills Hold on…
Sometimes its hard to believe in this world Its easier to trust if you just shut your eyes Depart to a place we understand Everything that comes together Will only be torn apart And over our cities grass will grow Depart Depart to a place we understand