Music videos have become an intrinsic part of releasing music in the modern age, and have the ability to elevate a good song into a truly powerful and engaging piece of art.
We thoroughly enjoy flexing our creative muscles by regularly producing all sorts of music videos for all sorts of music styles. We pride ourselves on our high concept narratives, captivating performance scenes, and uniquely vivid imagery – and always ensure that the musicians we work with are completely satisfied with the product and enjoy our process of collaboration and creation.
Our music videos have featured on Rage, MTV Australia and various music news outlets such as The Music, ClippedTV and MusicFeeds.
Most Hated Girl
The host of a 1990’s pirate radio station searches for a singer for the band WAAX until finally realising that she herself is the frontwoman that they need. Capturing lead-singer Maz’s infectious performances with a distinctly nostalgic style, the clip showcases director Julian D’Arcy’s ability to tap into the energy of a song and apply a visual concept that engages audiences. By incorporating the ‘Singer Wanted’ posters from the music video’s narrative with a social media black-out, WAAX was able to generate significant online chatter leading up to the release of ‘Most Hated Girl’ and subsequent national tour.
In a parallel dystopian universe where NERVE has been kidnapped by an evil music label and forced to perform in a computer simulation, only his true friends – the NO.ONE NETWORK – are willing to meet in the shadows and risk their lives to rescue their former leader. With a high concept sci-fi narrative drawn from our favorite films such as The Matrix and Blade Runner, ‘Missed Calls’ illustrates how director Julian D’Arcy is able to tap into a large network of Brisbane’s most talented stylists, MUAs and production designers to create a cinematic experience that is thoroughly integrated with an artist’s brand. The edit combines ONYX’s sleek, high spec cinematic visual style with a gritty analogue aesthetic that was authentically captured on Super 8 and MiniDV cameras.
‘Many of us live within prisons of our own design’. This bleak but also enlightening statement was the beginning of the process between director Adam Hasa and Alt-Rock group Patient Lounge when discussing how to visually portray the themes of their song ‘Treehouse’. Shot in a heritage listed Queenslander the music video has a gothic atmosphere as a mannequin man is stuck in his own prison with only the band as company.
All the kids
Social media sucks, your feed is all fake and your brain is being fried by endlessly scrolling. That is a sentiment pretty much everyone is saying and it is something Juno and Director Adam Hasa wanted to explore. Adam had a think about social media (and his general apathy towards it) and realised that not too long ago friends actually hung out in the real world (totally bogus right?), so they fired up some 80’s nostalgia and went to a bowling alley. Shot in a retro fashion with a muted film look and daggy goober zooms ‘All the Kids’ is a homage to a recent time that feels a long time ago.
Melodic Hardcore is a genre of extremes and contrasts, heavy beats, shrieking screams but also soft melodies and soaring vocals, we knew we had to create a clip that portrayed these powerful emotive states. The clip’s genesis came from a stark image the Director Adam saw when listening to the opening riffs of the song: a chaotic chase through brooding bush sprang into his head and the rest of the music video grew organically from there. Combining intensely colourful performance pieces in an abandoned industrial space then inverting with a frantic chase scene in gritty monochrome in an endless forest, this clip not only captured Empire Within’s energy and power but also the nuanced themes of the song.
Fun, sassy, energetic, colourful, quirky. These were words that Director Adam Hasa and the pop duo JUNO started with, and this is the music video that emerged. Setting up various scenes inside a studio with a pastel colour palette in mind and numerous musicians the resulting music video is a fast paced bouncy clip that plays off the lyrics in a tongue in cheek manner.
Ain't Got You
Playfully portraying the frontman of the band as a travelling bible salesman spreading the ‘gospel’ of Rock n Roll, ‘Ain’t Got You’ blends a Hollywood-level shooting style and equipment with an authentically local aesthetic. Director Julian D’Arcy created a cartoonishly humorous story that enhanced and reaffirmed the ‘over-the-top’ old school Rock n Roll style of the music, as well as generated a marketing motif for the band to use in its marketing of the song and subsequent tour.
Colours Inside My Mind
A hybrid of chaotic performance and a minimalist narrative, Director Adam Hasa built this concept from the ground up; closely working with Stonehaven to deliver a clip that represented both the energy of the song, and its deeper meaning. Working with complex rigging and programming, this approach, while technically challenging, gave us ultimate freedom to light and shoot in a way that elevated this clip outside of the contemporary Metal-Genre conventions.
Fear of Missing Out
Studio performance videos have the innate ability to to capture a slightly more raw, authentic image and sound of a musician. By combining live performances, studio-level audio engineering and ONYX’s inherently cinematic visuals, our studio performance videos offer an endearing insight into an artist that strips away the pretense of a music video and puts the audience in the room with the musician.
Fear of Missing Out (Underground Sessions) is a three-way collaboration between ONYX, Brisbane-based recording studio Underground Audio and Melbourne-based artist Anslie Wills.
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