Misty Dreams by Gonzo Jones
AEVOE member Amy Dellar (aka Indoor Fountains) takes us to the Californian desert in this new Super 8 music video for Gonzo Jones. We speak to her about shooting Super 8, the inspiration behind the video and how she managed to make rural Australia feel like early 70s Cali.
Where was the video filmed?
Sandy Point and Palm Springs.
Why shoot on Super 8? Where did you get your film processed?
‘Misty Dreams’ seemed synonymous with super 8, the nature of the format reflected the mood of the track so once it was mentioned it stuck. Nanolab in Daylesford is where I send the film to get processed and transferred.
Was it difficult coming up with a concept for the video?
Sam (Gonzo Jones) was inspired by the Californian desert and I just happened to be going to Palm Springs around that time. We came up with the idea to splice the Palm Springs footage with the narrative footage we shot back here in Victoria. We were concerned the beach and Australian bush vibe wouldn’t seamlessly cut with the Cali desert terrain - but I think we managed to pull it off! Hot sand, a mustang and badass chicks - a filmmakers dream!
How did the collaboration with Gonzo Jones come about?
He emailed me and we got working on it pretty quickly, I understood his influences and he trusted my ideas. Mima came in to direct which was great, with styling by Belinda Redmond and hair/makeup by Rob Povey.
Any tips for people wanting to shoot super 8?
Buying a camera with a variable frame rate is always fun for stylising a shoot - a zoom lens can also add to the super 8 effect seeing as zooms were a popular device used back in the day.