“Just a quick note to say thank you. The video you created is really special; I’ve made videos for 15 years at a major label and hated nearly every single one of them…too many compromises, too many cooks….this is the treatment played out in front of us and its f**king brilliant… many many thanks”
This is a fantastic email my son Brendan Canty (he has his own production company Feel Good Lost) received after completing a recent music video project.
He tells me it was one of the smoothest projects he has worked on and one with a fantastic outcome.
They loved his original idea and he delivered it without any interference.
He tells me this is often not the case. In many projects too many people get involved, there are too many opinions, too many opposing views, too many egos and too many comprises – he is not a compromiser but sometimes he tells me you end up doing what you need to do to get a job completed.
It tells us a very simple message about engaging with any creative talent including artists/designers/professionals.
Pick the right maverick, get out of the way and then let them do what they do best ..
Brendan has just finished a fantastic music video for a talented and ‘soon to be huge‘ Irish artist Gavin James.
The track is a beautiful song called “For You“.
You already know about this video by another Irish artist called Hozier, which he also happened to direct. At the time of writing this has been watched 247,000,000 times!