Fugitive Orchestra’s “The Price of Doubt” music video, which is playing hourly on the Big Screen in Guildhall Square, was made by a crew of BA (Hons) Film Production students from the University of Portsmouth.
James Tattington is a Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter and a BA (Hons) English Literature and MA Literature, Culture & Identity alumnus from the University, who started performing as Fugitive Orchestra in 2012, fusing together beatbox, live-looping, guitar and vocals. Although this latest single was recorded and produced in a bedroom studio, the final form was achieved by having it mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
“The Price of Doubt” is an 80s-inspired Indie-Pop track which explores themes of self-doubt (as well as the importance of overcoming it), modernity and the role of self-belief amid an increasingly confusing world.
The music video was filmed over 3 days on location in Winchester and also here in Portsmouth, making use of the University’s studio facilities from the CCI Faculty, as well as capturing the city’s vibrant streets and seaside. The crew was made up entirely of Film Production students who had previously collaborated on similar shoots and other short films: Cristian Ionut Necula (shooting director and editor), James Reilly (producer), Oliver Mills (1st camera assistant), Stefani Kopchaliyska (2nd camera assistant) and Charley Petty (gaffer).