David Knight - 21st Nov 2011

Zaiba Jabbar creates a feast of mesmerising visuals for Paper Crows' video for When Friends Survive, where basic shots of the band - that's synth/vocal duo Emma Panas and Duncan McDougall - contrast strongly with richly colourful, very watchable abstract flourescent imagery.

"I wanted the film to explore the use of different textures out of context and juxtapose these visuals with a overall mysterious no-man's-land vibe," says Zaiba. "I was initially inspired by those weird but fun American science experiments involving milk, food dye and washing up liquid- and the rest of the abstract visual explorations kind of grew from there. 
 
"It's rare that the details of mundanity are appreciated and I wanted to bring out the drama in these elements to mimic the dramatic moments in the track. A huge thanks to Alun Davies and team who were enthusiastic about milk and powder paint as I was."

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=CKEh9C9T260

Credits

DirectorZaiba Jabbar
Art DirectorAlun Davies 
Director of PhotographyMarek Wesolowski 
StylistLisa Oxenham 
EditorJames Wright @ Ten Three, Daniel Neeson and Zaiba Jabbar
Focus PullerRalph Masser
GafferPawel Polak
DITRyan Parkins
ColouristYann Heckmann @ POST FACTORY 
CommissionerJennifer Ivory @ Future Cut/ Warner Music

David Knight - 21st Nov 2011

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