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Midnight Youth 'World Comes Calling' by Michael Humphrey
New Zealand band Midnight Youth get a slick, old school globetrotting video - shot on 16mm and 1D, from Michael Humphrey, a fellow Kiwi now based in London, for World Comes Calling.
It certainly looks a lot more expensive than it actually was... "Due to some wheeling and dealing from the band we were able to fly around with world at no cost," Michael reveals. "I didn't want the clip to feel overly narrative or worse, like some sort of travel video, so I cut a mood reel for the band of textural, surreal landscapes and transitions - a lot shot on a Bolex or using techniques only really achievable with a film camera. They loved it and didn't even read the carefully worded treatment...
"We ended up using a mix of 16mm and 1D footage, as I was worried about carrying too much film through airport x-ray machines."
|Director of Photography||Sam Brown|
|Commissioner||Jeremy Morrow @ Warners Music|
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