High stakes poker presented in a cubist video style.
Najeeb Tarazi, director: “When I heard Walk the Walk and heard about Gaz finding inspiration in David Hockney’s work, I was reminded of Hockney’s classic photo collages. The video for Walk the Walk uses a poker game as the setting for a series of experimental video collages shot in a mid century modern apartment in Los Angeles. We had a great time figuring out how to make the technique work and I’m super grateful that Gaz wanted to take a chance on unusual visuals for his fantastic music.”
Andrew Donoho, director: "Frenship manages to capture a very complex duality in "Capsize": Sonically the song has such a sense of joy and celebration, but the tone is dripping with longing and isolation. Building visuals for a contradiction like this was an exciting challenge. I attempted to embrace the song's conflicting themes by braiding together the tangible emotion of dance with the visual metaphor of a walking over an isolated body of water to tell a simple human story about rekindling a former love. We tried to keep the effect as practical as possible by building a transparent platform just an inch below the water. We didn't want wires, greenscreen or CG to hinder the connection between the dancers or create any kind of emotional barrier during the performance. The dancers spent most of the day on the platform, in the center of a lake, totally isolated from the crew and the rest of production, which ended up adding a very interesting character layer and injected that tiny bit of visceral naturalism that makes these performances so compelling. These fine details combined with our absolutely incredible team allowed us to build something genuinely special. I hope you enjoy watching as much as we did making it!"