David Knight - 23rd Nov 2012

Ellis Bahl's video for Applying Myself by Only You - aka Rachel Fannan, former bandmember of psych rockers Sleepy Sun - is a low-key contrast to his other new video, the high concept triumph for Walk Off The Earth's Red Hands. This is cinematic, in a domestic setting - a bit simpler in structure than his MVA-winning effort for Alt-J's Breezeblocks, but with a rather ingenious hook nonetheless.

Rachel got in touch with Ellis after seeing the Breezeblocks video, sending him Applying Myself and asking him if he was interested in making the video. After listening to this Ronstadt-esque slab of country-rock, he was delighted to get involved in this low-budget project.

And so, late at night, after what looks like more than a few drinks at the homestead (decked out with jukebox and piano), Rachel sings along to her own song - on the karaoke machine...

Credits

DirectorEllis Bahl
ProducerSarah Lawson
Executive ProducerDanielle Hinde
Production CompanyDoomsday
Director of PhotographyP
Focus PullerJackson Hunt
GafferLuke Hanlein
Production designerAli Rubinfeld
StylistSusie Gados
EditorEllis Bahl
ColouristTrevor Durtschi
Production AssistantJared

David Knight - 23rd Nov 2012

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