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My Excuse The Band - A short documentary about the Greek rock band


Shot, Edited & Directed by Alex Maragos

1080p version:
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My Excuse are a Greek rock band based in Thessaloniki GR formed by lead vocalist Steven Triantafillis. The group consists of Steven (vocals, guitars), Markus (guitars), Thodoris (bass), Baha (drums) & Tasos (keys). Over the last years the band is holding a great number of live performances across the country with successful gigs in both Athens & Thessaloniki gaining popularity through their songs & their solid stage presence. My Excuse's music is alternative rock & the band's lead vocalist acknowledges Kings of Leon as a major influence on their sound & material.

My Excuse have appeared on the highly popular Greek tv show Radio Arvyla airing on Ant1 tv Greece as well as on Imagine Radio 89.7. In 2012 My Excuse also appeared on Mad Walk, a well-known Greek fashion music show hosted by MAD tv Greece.

The documentary takes you on a journey with the band, on the road, at the studio, at the concerts, during rehearsals and the in between moments - a physical journey but also the life journey of the band.

On the technical side the piece was shot using only available light at 24fps, 1080p on the 7D & Canon glass, except the slow motion footage which were shot at 60fps, 720p & treated with Twixtor. All footage shot in Technicolor CineStyle ungraded. Edited in Final Cut Pro 7. Audio editing in WaveLab 7 for Mac.

Equipment:
- Canon 7D
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 provided by RentPhotoVideo
- Glidetrack Hybrid
- Sachtler CINE DSLR
- Zacuto Z-Finder
- Zacuto EVF (Snap) provided by MC Manios
- Sennheiser ew 100 G3
- ND8 & PL Filters

Special thanks to Jeremy Rall for his valuable help,
Cecilia & Andreas from MC Manios & the guys from RentPhotoVideo, Kostas & Dimitris.