January Member of the Month

Our members are fantastic and we want to share their achievements and stories with you. To kick-start 2017, we’ll be showcasing our community in a Member of the Month feature.

Our first ‘MOTM’ is Mike, whose 2017 has got off to an incredible start! Read about his story below:

“My name is Mike Isted and I make music videos and visuals for the music industry. I work closely with Warner Music and a number of their artists, creating moving image content for a variety of uses; ranging from official music videos to tour visuals, music promos to social media.

Mike Isted: Our January Member of the Month!

Mike Isted: Our January Member of the Month!

Warner approached me to make the new Coldplay music video for “Amazing Day”. The concept was to create a fan-generated video. The band asked for the fans to film what was happening in their corner of the world on the 19th of November. We had over 6,000 entries, which was more than treble what we had expected.

The process of making the video was a massive undertaking and the main challenge was building a narrative from the content. We had some incredible footage to use but getting this by the terms and conditions of Facebook, Twitter and various requests from the band, proved nearly impossible. However, after twelve edits we finally had an approved version to go live.

Overall the project was a massive success and has gone down really well. The video has been reviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine and Billboard. There is now talk of entering the film into Cannes and other film festivals and I’m excited to see where that takes us.”

Well done, Mike! The full video can be found here