Some thing which was brought to my attention when I served as a judge in the Barbados Music Awards nominee selection process recently is the volume and quality of the music videos that are being produced by our Barbadian acts.
I was totally blown away by the special effects, abstract concepts and high production quality in videos by “Kite” “Masala” along with Philip Scantlebury among others. What puzzles me is that we have a government owned television station that boasts they are “we tv” and we never see these outstanding local productions. Instead we are treated to old videos by Atlantic Star, Peabo Bryson and Engleburke Humperdink (I can’t even spell his freaking name) who don’t give a rats ass on whether they show on we tv or not.
Other local videos like Peter Ram, Biggie Irie, Ayana John and the video we feature here, David Kirton come to mind for being top quality productions. Ronnie Morris mentioned at the meeting that credit goes to the executive producers for financing these videos and that is true, but credit also goes to the technical people for their shooting and editing of these creative productions.
I am involved in video production and I know it is not easy.