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Anna Calvi 'Piece By Piece' by Mathy & Fran

Jimmy Brown - 12th Feb 2014

Mathy & Fran's minimal staging in their delicious promo for the alt-pop of Piece By Piece by Anna Calvi, forces the viewer to focus entirely on Anna's very cool and maverick performance - with only a colour-changing backdrop for company...

MATHY & FRAN:

"There's a wonderful intricacy to the song and, with Anna's magnetic presence, we wanted to create something stripped back that placed an emotional focus on her performance. 

"We were drawn towards the theme of synesthesia and creating a developing narrative of pure colour around Anna - moving through the entire spectrum whilst gradually losing saturation until the colour fades completely. We loved the idea of this taking place across a single shot with no editing, so in effect the colour creates the cuts.  

"Shooting on 35mm film gave us a fantastic reading of the colours which were created with programmed lighting  - allowing for a vivid and subtly shifting backdrop for Anna's mesmerising performance."

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Jimmy Brown - 12th Feb 2014

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Mathy & Fran
Producer
Natalia Maus
Production Company
My Accomplice
Executive Producer
Jamie Clark
1st AD
Tom Allen

Camera

Director of Photography
Jake Scott
Focus Puller
Ahmet Husseyin

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Craig Davis
Grip
Fric Lopez

Wardrobe

Stylist
Lauren Grant
Hair
Natasha Laws
Make-up
Natasha Laws

Grading

Colourist
Matt Osborne
Colour grade company
The Mill

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Nathan James Tettey
Label
Domino

Misc

2nd AD
Craig Bilham
Clapper Loader
Ahmet Husseyin
Best Boy Electrician
Phil Penfold
Best Boy Electrician
Barry Keegan
Rigger
Steve Daly
Lighting Programmer
Sam MacLaren
Asst stylist
Amy Holland

Jimmy Brown - 12th Feb 2014

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