Bonnie Banane ft Waltaa 'Champs-Elysées' by Helmi

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It's a brave thing to give the brands and the bling a bit of a slapping in this day and age, but Helmi gives it a go in his video for Bonnie Banana feat. Waltaa's Champs Elysees. It's a satire on the materialism that pervades modern youth culture - and a brilliant visual bombardment to boot. 

The aesthetic is street culture, with a heavy nod to the 90s. But most importantly Champs Elysees - both song and video - is all about the importance of appearances, and how it quickly turns into materialism and vanity. And drugs. 

Interestingly, Helmi and Bonnie and Waltaa developed the song and the visuals at the same time - a very unusual process, but highly effective. Chronicling runaway consumption with hard video FX works a treat. And appropriately the song that says 'everything's for sale' is available to download for free, on weirdata.net. 

Credits

Director
Helmi
Production Company
DivisionDivision website
Producer
Clémence Cuvelier
Director of Photography
Ludovic Zuili
Editor
Emilie Aubry
Graphic design
Daniel Rodriguez
Post production company
Home Digital Pictures
VFX Company
Black Lab
VFX Supervisor
Nessim Cheebane
VFX Supervisor
Benjamin Dewalle
Make-up
Djoher Ait Amer
Set design
Didier Billet
SET DESIGNER ASSISTANT
Lola Lembrez

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