David Knight - 9th July 2013

Ellis Bahl, best known for the gripping suspense of his UKMVA-winning video for Alt-J's Breezeblocks, ventures into more dreamlike territory for Josh Record's The War. 

In fact, Ellis uses darkness, smoke and a mysterious spectral figure to play off the folky intensity of the song. And among slow-motion explosions and ethereal imagery (captured by DoP Steve Annis, quite a departure for him too) Josh Record is haunted by a figure swathed in fabric, and immersed in a darkly atmospheric world shaped by flares of light. The sort of dream that has you waking in a cold sweat. 

Credits

DirectorEllis Bahl
Production CompanyColonel Blimp
Executive ProducerTamsin Glasson
ProducerGeorgina Fillmore
1st ADLucas Harding
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
Art DirectorLaura Johnstone
EditorMax Windows
Editing companyStitch Editing
ColouristBlair Wallace
CommissionerAilsa Robertson
LabelUniversal

David Knight - 9th July 2013

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