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 studio music video 
University of Surrey Big Band - Only So Much Oil In The Ground
Big band cover of 'Only So Much Oil In The Ground ' by Tower of Power.
Produced by Oliver Bowring

The University of Surrey Big Band wanted a fun video made before some of their members graduated, as a memento and for promotional purposes. Our team had a fantastic time working with such a large and energetic ensemble.  Recorded and filmed at the Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey.

  • 1x Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Camera
  • 1x Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera with Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds T Speed Booster 0.71x
  • 2x Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera with Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds T Speed Booster XL 0.64x
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
  • 2x Safari R1100 Tripod System
  • Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 Carbon Fibre 4-Section Tripod with Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head
  • PhotoSEL LS21E52 Professional Softbox Studio Light
  • Arri 650w Fresnel Tungsten Light
  • Lead vocals recorded by a Neumann U87 Ai MT Multipattern Condenser Microphone using a figure-8 polar pattern
  • Loop pedal vocals recorded by a sE Electronics V7 Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone
  • Guitar recorded by DI using a Radial ProDI Passive DI Box
  • Boss RC-20 Loop Station
  • AMS Neve 1073 DPA Stereo Mic Pre Amp with Analogue Output
  • Sony DMX-R100 Digital Audio Mixer
  • Focusrite RedNet D16 AES Interface
  • Audio recorded and mixed in Pro Tools HD 12
  • Audio mastered in Adobe Audition CC 2019
  • Reverb: Bricasti M7 (modified Sun Plate A preset in LiquidSonics’ Seventh Heaven Professional Plug-in)
  • Video edited and produced in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019

Production Team:

  • Video Production: Musicarta Media,
  • Video produced and edited by: Oliver Bowring
  • Assistant Camera Operator: Joe-lee Coupe
  • Audio produced and mixed by: Ru Lemer,
  • Audio recorded by: Matt Cooke
  • Recording Assistants: Tom Burridge and Josh Leigh


  • Musical Director: Ru Lemer
  • Vocals: Emily Clarke
  • Backing Vocals: Gabriel Swarbrick, Avinaash Ganeshalingam, Massimo Bottaro
  • Saxophones: Zoe Robb, Dom Shaw, Stevie Creasy, Matthew Beimborn, Will Thornton
  • Trombones: Tom Davies, Alice Batchelor, Joel Manning, Matthew Ludford-King
  • Trumpets: Evan Cryer-Jenkins, Russell Mason, Oliver Bowring, Ben Gardiner, Nelson Falcó Cordes
  • Drums: Callum Marinho
  • Percussion: Katie May, Tom Addison
  • Electric Piano: Olivia Zacharia
  • Bass Guitar: Ben Lyons
  • Electric Guitar: Alex McArthur