Enter Shikari 'The Sights' by Kristian Young

Enter Shikari 'The Sights' by Kristian Young
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Enter Shikari, the first band on the moon. And what a good plan that is - until the set starts to fall apart at the seams, and we see the directors and PR team desperately attempt to keep things going with a band clearly not that comfortable performing in spacesuits.

Kristian Young's video for The Sights goes smoothly into meta video territory, turning the video into a critique of badly conceived music video concepts and eventually championing the merits of honest band performance, as the band ditch the space garb for normal clothes.

There's a couple of amusing digressions from the track involving the band along the way, but, quite honestly, that lunar set just isn't that bad...

 

From the director

KRISTIAN YOUNG:

“We managed to create an incredible lunar landscape with the help of the Oscar-winning set building company Cod Steaks, paired with a brilliant performance from the band made for an outstanding video, considering our tight budget. As the track plays out, the set falls apart and we switched to and from BTS, improvising a lot of the scenes we captured some genuinely funny moments.”

Credits

Director
Kristian Young
Producer
Cal Gordon
Production Company
Burning ReelBurning Reel website
Executive Producer
Mike Heath
1st AD
Jamie Hamer
Director of Photography
Davey Glider
Art Director
Cod Steaks
Editor
Natalya Holley
Editing company
Creep
Colourist
Chris Bell
Grading company
Creep
Post production company
Creep
Cast
Faye Thomas, Lee Hunter, Neil Gardener
Label
PIAS
2nd AD
Nic Pringle
Production Assistant
Jack Smith
Make-up
Emily Tongue
Set design
Cod Steaks
Director's Representation
Marisa Garner @ Marisa Garner AssociatesMarisa Garner @ Marisa Garner Associates website
Studio
East London StudiosEast London Studios website
Documentary Camera
Harry Kenkinson
Art Assistant
Tors Beedles
Hire
Picture Canning,
Studios
East London Studios

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