Tuesday, 19. February 2013 - 5:22 pm
In Sébastien Petretti’s video for Silicone Ballet’s Slowly Slowly, the relentless routine of a lonely warehouseman is finally lightened when he creates his own little magical world with strings of lights and wrapping tape.
It’s the Brussels-based director’s third music video – he started as a assistant director in 2006 on short films and commercials – and his second collaboration with the DoP Sylvain Freyens, and he reveals the story came out of personal experience.
“When I was a student I spent tons of hours in a warehouse repeating exactly the same movements eight hours a day – your mind just melts,” he recalls. “When you work in this kind of environment you never get to see the daylight, you never meet anyone. You’re just alone with a shitload of concrete, steel, cables, and what’s left of your imagination. Then the fun starts…”
Director: Sébastien Petretti
Prod co: WFA
Director of Photography: Sylvain Freyens
1st Camera Assistant: Leonidas Arvanitis
Assistant Director: Xavier Huart
Art Department: Bruno Darmstaedter
Editor: Ewin Ryckaert
Color Grading: Sylvain Freyens
Cast – warehouseman: Christian Crahay