Front Room Sessions: The Making Of

Client

Coventry City of Culture Trust

Project 
overview

We helped Coventry City of Culture Trust tell a an uplifting story of resilience reflected through the creativity of the local music and arts community during the pandemic. As part of the project we have remotely filmed and produced a 15-minute documentary film featuring ‘the making of’ a remotely recorded music album ‘The Front Room Sessions’.


The project featured 16 music acts and 16 visual artists and was created in just a matter of weeks under lockdown conditions. The album was recorded and produced remotely in each of the musicians’ homes before visual artists responded to the new tracks by creating music videos.

Services

Concept Development

Storyboarding

Video & Audio Production

Post Production

Location Shoots

Remote Interviews

Value created

64,000+

total video views across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube



80,000

audiences reached on Facebook and Twitter



30+

 local artists, musicians and bands featured



Project insights


The Process


Our role was to capture and create a compelling story that shows the innovative spirit of Coventry’s arts sector and illustrate how creativity can flourish during these challenging times. We have achieved this by remotely recording each of the recording sessions with a mixture of artist self-generated b-roll footage and remote mobile video interviews with selected artists.


As part of our commission we were responsible for the production planning, storyboarding, visual style and narrative development, interviewing, filming and editing as well as audio mixing and music setting.




The end result was beoyond our wildest expectations! It was great to work with Blunt & Brave on Front Room Sessions. We set the team an almost impossible task: create a behind the scenes documentary of an album created entirely from living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Emilia really took the time to understand our brief, and worked collaboratively with both our team and the artists involved to create a really impactful film that told the story of how we made the album in a really fantastic way. We can’t wait to work with B&B on another project soon!


James Gorry
Head of Communications
Coventry City of Culture Trust