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Lay of the Land - The SHOPWINDOW

"Lay of the Land is about experiencing dark times in life, getting lost down the rabbit hole, meeting the wrong people and dragging yourself from the gutter for a new life. Eventually learning what it’s all about in the end, the thing that is most important, Love!” Carl Mann - Writer/Lead Singer of THE SHOPWINDOW

  • Darren Stokes
    Out of Reach - THE SHOPWINDOW
  • Carl Mann
    Out of Reach & Evacuate...
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Indie, Janglepop
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    356 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Darren Stokes

Darren has been working with THE SHOPWINDOW for over 18 months, helping establish the visual look of the music.
Working closely with Carl Mann, singer-songwriter. It's a partnership that has stretched over 17 years taking in 3 bands.
From filming gigs in most of London's gig circuit, (The Dublin Castle, Borderline, Water Rats) to filming the band recording in Kent.
During this period Darren honed his editing and creative skills working in TV Promotions, taking in Bravo, Living TV, Challenge, and a plethora of International Sony channels. At Sony, he garnered 15+ awards for creativity. Most of which can be found here. s8creative.net

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Director Statement

1st track off the 2nd Album from my boys The Shopwindow.Loved editing this MV, using the awesome library at Artgrid it really gave life to the tracks lyrics. As always with stock footage, it's a trial and error process, putting shots down that work well on key changes, hitting lyrics or cymbal hits. And little by little, you develop a theme, a narrative and a feel you're hitting the right notes. Then, when you show the band and they go nuts over it. Job done!