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Bonnie Banane ft Waltaa 'Champs-Elysées' by Helmi

David Knight - 5th June 2014

It's a brave thing to give the brands and the bling a bit of a slapping in this day and age, but Helmi gives it a go in his video for Bonnie Banana feat. Waltaa's Champs Elysees. It's a satire on the materialism that pervades modern youth culture - and a brilliant visual bombardment to boot. 

The aesthetic is street culture, with a heavy nod to the 90s. But most importantly Champs Elysees - both song and video - is all about the importance of appearances, and how it quickly turns into materialism and vanity. And drugs. 

Interestingly, Helmi and Bonnie and Waltaa developed the song and the visuals at the same time - a very unusual process, but highly effective. Chronicling runaway consumption with hard video FX works a treat. And appropriately the song that says 'everything's for sale' is available to download for free, on weirdata.net. 

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Production/Creative

Director
Helmi
Producer
Clémence Cuvelier
Production Company

Camera

Director of Photography
Ludovic Zuili

Wardrobe

Make-up
Djoher Ait Amer

Editorial

Editor
Emilie Aubry

VFX

VFX Company
Black Lab
VFX Supervisor
Nessim Cheebane
VFX Supervisor
Benjamin Dewalle
Post production company
Home Digital Pictures

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Graphic design
Daniel Rodriguez
Set design
Didier Billet

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SET DESIGNER ASSISTANT

Lola Lembrez

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