The concept of showing action only through shadow has obviously become a bit of a film trope now thanks to film noir, but there’s still something very interesting to me about it, the way it withholds information from the viewer. For me shadows were really my first experience of thinking about light - I have strong memories of being five or six and messing around with my elongated shadow when the sun was low in the sky.
2nd AC - jon c jon
steadicam - amando crespo
gaffer - mario lerma
spark - david gomez
spark - jaime massa
art director - phoebe darling
art dept asst - anna perez bosque
stylist - thomas liam davis
h&mu - patty marti
movement coach - supple nam
edit producer - alice clarke
vfx - kevin marian
conform - martin fickling
grade - matthieu toullet
colour house - MPC
colour executive producer - leianna campbell
Ever wondered what Glaswegian singer songwriter Lewis Capaldi looks like as a male stripper? Find out in his unexpected new video ‘Grace' directed by Louis Bhose, now an official member of the Agile Films director’s roster.
"Water Baby" by Tom Misch ft. Loyle Carner, Directed by Georgia Hudson is a picturesque piece with blissful choreography captured on the icy sheets of a frozen lake, featuring Tom Misch's effortlessly cool vocals to match the frigid surroundings.
I thought that Water Baby wanted to be something poetic and subtly surreal that gave time to the lyrics and felt like a good flowing piece of liquid like restraint. The track has a kind of honest simplicity, it also has a proper classic groove to it, so I wanted to go in with some old school, simple, stripped back dancing to match - I saw the video immediately when I heard it, that first shot of a person dancing from a frozen sky, lucidly tripping at moonlight, I’m a sucker for a beautiful image.
The force is Strong (Asian Mothers) with this one...
Amar Chadha-Patel of Tom & Amar and Strong Asian Mothers: "Our initial ideas as a band for a Hard To Find video were all over the place, with the main contender actually circling around 'Where’s Wally?'. I played Tom the single and he mentioned a reoccurring visual of us singing with expressionless faces while floating through space. It immediately sparked an interest with me and the band, and a week later he came back with a pretty bonkers treatment for a low budget video. I remember saying, 'Amazing. Can we do this?', and then him saying 'probably not'... so we did it anyway."
Tom Allen of Tom & Amar: "There is a real humour to the content that Strong Asian Mothers produce so it was great fun writing something with that storytelling lens in mind. The video pays homage to a golden era of sci-fi adventure and fantasy from our childhoods, and there’s even a cartoon section in the bridge, because well … we still love cartoons and it obviously wasn’t ambitious enough! We wanted to create an authentic feel so we tried to replicate film techniques from the 70s, building life size sets and miniature models. Strong Asian Mothers are an unsigned band so it was a massive collaborative effort made on a real shoe string with friends lending a hand in front of and behind the camera to bring it to life. And like all things S.A.M, they put their mothers in it too."
The Magic Gang's latest video directed by Zac Zacella is a purposefully stilted comedy filled with a myriad of continuity errors following a girl’s first meeting with the awkward in laws. Check it out below.
One More Night is an alternative coming of age story told through the eyes of an adorable Plastic Bag. What starts as an homage to cult classic American Beauty quickly takes a fun-loving u-turn into the absurd as we follow Plastic Bag's quest to find his one true love… for ONE MORE NIGHT. Also featuring a cameo from DNCE
Paramore's Hayley Williams has played this role for hip-hop before — see Airplanes, B.O.B. — so it's not a surprise to see her ushering an EDM artist into the anthemic stratosphere. While both Zedd and Hayley are in the video, the real stars are the dancers who perform an elaborate choreographed routine in which they realize that a relationship is over.