Playground is simple. They take a venue and turn it into a makeshift recording studio. They add a band, an audience, and give them one goal - create a song together in an hour, and then record it in one take.
It’s both gratifying and challenging, but we’re proud to have worked on Playground since its conception in 2010. Over the years, we’ve used different styles of filmmaking, storytelling, and technical stunts, resulting in a creative hybrid of both music video and documentary. We completed a four-part TV series that went on to win four Leo awards. The series can be viewed on Telus Optik Local.
This episode follows the playground team as they film in Victoria, BC with the band, The Chantrelles. This young group have a unique and powerful sound and we wanted to try something different. We wanted the space to become big part of the video and so used the giant brick walls as a surface to project images from the audience.