David Knight - 22nd Jan 2009

Those funky St. Albans lads Friendly Fires are back with the funked-up Skeleton Boy, and a new video by Clemens Habicht, who recently created some splendid live visuals for Clinic.

Those visuals capture various strange objects, usually in motion, in a kind of cool portraiture - and one of the materials Clemens used in his Clinic film plays a major part in this video: tiny polystyrene balls.

Rather bravely, the band are performing wearing black suits with only their faces visible. The balls, in a wind-machine assisted ball-storm, then give them stick-man bodies, followed by, appropriately, full skeletons. They start looking like motion-capture characters, but it's all done in-camera.

"Taking out all the excess information and concentrating on their movement through this pseudo-motion control, meant we could focus on the performance dynamic of the band, especially lead singer Ed's great dance moves," says Clemens.

Watch 'Friendly Fires’ Skeleton Boy by Clemens Habicht' here

Credits

Production CompanyNexus Productions
DirectorClemens Habicht
ProducerIsobel Conroy
Production ManagerJo Bierton
Director of PhotographyMartin Testar
Focus PullerAlex Taylor
Art DirectorKajsa Soderlund
SoundM
EditorArt Jones
CommissionerPhil Lee

David Knight - 22nd Jan 2009

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