David Knight - 3rd Aug 2012

An impressive and strangely apposite video for new band Whales In Cubicles and their song Nowhere Flag, created by Rushes' VFX artist Leo Weston, and featuring a central London that's even more deserted than its been during the first week of the 2012 Olympic Games. If that's possible.

In the video actress Emma Browning, walks through London streets and past its landmarks, with no sign of life or traffic anywhere. Everyody has left in a mass exodus. The video repeats the effect of the famous opening of 28 Days Later - the movie directed by Danny Boyle, who, of course, also had a rather important job at London 2012...

Its a considerable achievement for a low budget video shot on a Canon 7D with no lighting apart from a box of matches - a combination of fine organisation and Leo's post production skills. The scenes were shot across six morning in May and June, and then Leo went to work removing all signs of life, including people and traffic from backgrounds, and turning out all shop lighting and traffic lights. Then he replicated and composited the picket signs and finally the addition of black/yellow demolition tape across streets and buildings, plus explosion compositing. Sky replacements were also performed in addition to match grading in order to marry together the different light across the shoot days.



DirectorLeo Weston
Director of PhotographyAlex Pyper
EditorLeo Weston
ColouristJack McGinty

David Knight - 3rd Aug 2012

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