Blue Amber Perform Live at The Moon in Cardiff.

‘Old Breed, Pt. II’ & ‘Books’ performed by Blue Amber at The Moon in Cardiff as part of this years Psych & Noise Festival.

Video Production by mcpake media (with thanks to Stephen Shelmerdine). Sound recorded and mixed by Ed Townend.

Blue Amber – Old Breed, Pt. II (Live)
Blue Amber – Books (Live)
ALEX

Mud Turners – a documentary short

In an overpopulated and oversaturated working world, two men on the Gower Peninsula have taken up the peculiar occupation of Mud Turning.

Birthed from the minds of Alex McPake & Stephen Shelmerdine, this improvised mockumentary is the third instalment of their ’12 Hour Shorts’ film series . Much like its predecessors, Mud Turners began its life as a conversation on a patio and within 12 hours, was written, shot, scored and edited.

ALEX

Inspiration – a short film

Synopsis: “Man witnesses evaporation and becomes inspired”.

Put together with a collection of throwaway footage that I felt compelled to record one morning, ‘Inspiration’ was birthed from my ever meta brains desire to be, well, meta.

In line with most other projects I’ve put together, this was formed rather by accident, but hopefully regardless of that, you’re still able to find something in it. What I hear you ask? I’m not really sure – but I should probably say Inspiration. Yeah, let’s go with that.

ALEX

Blue Amber – Welsh Girl (Lyric Video)

This was such a lovely little project to work on! Go check it out if you like good music and supporting your local scene.

The premise of this video was to keep things fairly simple – armed with just the tracks cover artwork and a brief to be expressive within that remit.

The new single from Cardiff based band Blue Amber, released through Rose Parade Recording Co. on March 1st 2021. Features sections of Jessica Risker’s song ‘Anyway When I Look in Your Eyes’. Lyric video, visuals and animation created by mcpake media.

ALEX

Paths – a short film

Paths is the second instalment in Stephen and I’s ’12 Hour Films’ series. It was written, shot, scored and edited in a 12 hour timeframe.

We’ll be honest, we’re not entirely sure what this one is… but we do know we had a right hoot making it.

With that in mind, shifting the focus of filmmaking away from creating the most ideal finished product and moving it more towards finding immense gratification in the process itself is the very reason we started this challenge the first place – and so far its been a top laugh, so that’s nice! Anyway, here’s to another one!

Again, we hope you at least enjoy some of it.

Alex

Atoms – a short film

Myself & Stephen set ourselves the challenge of creating a short film in 12 hours, in a bid to shift the focus from talking about making films together to actually doing so.

Within 12 hours Atoms was written, shot, scored and edited.

What began as a late night conversation on a patio ultimately became this playfully poignant little doozy *description pending feedback*.

So with that being said, we hereby present to you ‘Atoms’. The first in our new ’12 Hour Films’ series.

We hope you enjoy at least some of it.

Alex

Conversin’ in Berlin – a short film

Originally released in 5 parts on my personal YouTube channel, Conversin’ in Berlin began as a creative challenge whilst in lockdown.

I wanted to make some alternative style home videos, incorporating a collection of audio recordings, 35mm photographs and camcorder video snippets I collected from our recent trip to Berlin.

You can checkout the original playlist here.

Alex