Friday, 20. June 2008 - 11:45 am
But just what is that hand sign thing all about?
A and L reveal all below.
Shut Up And Let Me Go (Sony BMG)
Prod co: Factory Films
Directors: Alex and Liane
Producer: Charlotte Woodhead
DoP: Will Bex
Editor: Amanda James at Final Cut
Online: Marcus at Rushes
Commissioner: CJ Hassay & John Hassay
Watch online: Quicktime Movie
Alex and Liane on making The Ting Tings’ Shut Up And Let Me Go video
“The shapes come from us waving our arms around and gesticulating a lot while we talk to each other, and our interest in the Neoists, who have also used the gesture as a symbol for the art movement since the Seventies.
“We reached the stage where we just wanted to realize the idea. We wrote some fighting sequences into it – which the band picked up on and expressed a desire to do some kung fu and wirework.
“It was probably a bit over-ambitious for a one day shoot and we had to drop quite a lot of the stunts because they were just so time consuming to get right – we shot 6 rolls – and follow precisely with a Technocrane.
“We did have some concerns about translating our mini DV test onto film but Will Bex was really encouraging and great to work with so we knew we were in good hands.
“Amanda James at Final Cut had a massive task with all the layers she had to work with but she is a whizz and between her and Marcus at Rushes, they really pulled it out of the bag for us.”[/pay]