We wanted to focus attention on the playing and the sound for this Vertex Effects video. The lighting is directional and minimal. We moved the camera sparingly. The titles communicate when the pedal is on/off and where Mason set the guitar volume at any given time. We filmed at a recording studio in Burbank, CA.
This Nick Maybury shoot for Vertex Effects had some unique challenges. We were shooting in a small, dark rehearsal space. So we used a wide angle lens, tilted the camera up slightly and shot into a corner to make the room look bigger. We also used pools of light (Arri fresnels) to add depth to the room.
We needed to clearly show when Dynamic Distortion was on and where the guitar volume was set at any given moment. So we added titles that reflect the branding of Vertex Effects’ website. We wanted to make them simple to follow on mobile without cluttering the frame with a lot of information.