David Knight - 13th Feb 2013

"Having avoided music promos for a while I think that in some way I wanted to get back to basics and just film a band rocking out," explains Ben. "I needed to get excited about guitars and distortion again, back to an old punk aesthetic if you will. And for the last year I've been collaborating on a feature-length documentary with John Hardwick, so it was highly therapeutic to get away from a longform piece and experiment a bit by turning the amps up to eleven.

"I'd heard that the band was great live, but you're never sure if they will be able to recreate that in a film studio setting. However once I'd showed them a few takes, the trust developed and they jumped around like mad bastards all day long.

"Once a performance cut was approved we started adding little bits of distortion and flash frames in After FX before re-filming the whole thing of an old tube television to give it an electric feel."

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=XjRaKId4Rps

Credits

ProducerRyan Elliot
Production CompanyRed Lion
Director of PhotographyStuart Nicholas White
Art DirectorSam Davies
ColouristSimone Grattarola
CommissionerJill Kaplan for Red Bull Records

David Knight - 13th Feb 2013

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