David Knight - 20th Nov 2013

Andy Knowles goes way back with Franz Ferdinand – see his notes below – but this is his first ever video for the band, and a  very stylish performance video it is too, with the boys in black leather rocker mode, for Bullet.

Well shot by Jack Wilkinson, it's shorn of frills – apart from a cool 360˚bullet-time effect, created with a bank of 32 GoPros.

Andy Knowles: "I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. Most recently, I made a short documentary to accompany their latest album – which basically led us towards making the promo for Bullet together. 

"I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bullet-time’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy.

"Bullet time was 32 x GoPro Black Editions mounted on the lighting truss and taking a frame from each. It was a bit of a headfuck on the day as they are auto exposure, seem to have a mind of their own and like to turn themselves off. You never have a problem when you have one of them, but 32... law of averages!"

PRO Credits


DirectorAndy Knowles
ProducerAndy Knowles
Production CompanyRalph
1st ADChris Stack
Director of PhotographyJack Wilkinson
DITSimon Lewis
GafferAlex Edyvean
SparkDean Chambers
Production AssistantCharlie Wild
Hair & Make-upVicky Poland
EditorSimon Lewis
EditorAndy Knowles
ColouristKatherine Jamieson
Grading companyHalo
CommissionerBart McDonagh
Other creditsBand Technician: Slouch Runner: Sonny Walters

David Knight - 20th Nov 2013

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