Sigur Rós, the ambient/post-rock band from Reykjavík, Iceland recently invited directors to create an original music video for a track off their new album, Valtari.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Devon’s own Benjamin Borley took to the beautiful hills of Dartmoor and shot this video for the album’s title track.
The competition winning video will be selected by the group and will become part of the Sigur Rós Mystery Film Experiment. There are also two other categories for potential winners, one of which will be decided by the general public and the other will be awarded to three ‘highly commended’ videos.
The video was filmed in August, across various locations on Dartmoor, which included Postbridge, Haytor, Merrivale, Soussons Down and Bellever. The video was shot by Borley using a Pansonic GH2 with a couple of lenses and as testament to Borley’s ingenuity, the crane shots were achieved by balancing a monopod on his belt!
The music video certainly captures the beauty of Dartmoor, but let’s just hope it catches the judges’ attention!