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David Knight - 3rd Sept 2014

Having directed the video for Fench-Soler's Magnetic last year, Luke Bellis then toured with the band, and has made a documentary about the making of their last album.

Now comes the video for the American release of Last Forever, which sees Luke exploiting his familiarity with the band – and creating the performance you could never capture on tour. With the camera continuously rotating in motion control, Luke has composited the various takes, so multiples of the bandmembers perform – and interact with themselves.   

LUKE BELLIS:

"For the US release of Last Forever, I wanted to shoot a performance video with a twist where we’d just use one continuous spinning shot throughout the video but we’d see the band performing and interacting with duplicates of themselves. 

"After lots of planning and plotting, we went and shot the video in an empty studio where they shoot The X Factor. It was a fun day, all went to plan and we captured it all in about 30 takes.

"I also make a cameo in the video if you can spot it!"

Credits

DirectorLuke Bellis
ProducerPoss Kondeatis
Executive ProducerHughie Phillips
Production CompanyMindsEye
Director of PhotographyMatthew Emvin Taylor
1st ACMalte Huebner
Tomi Keeling
Art DirectorDale Slater
Assistant Art DirectorAbi Ford
PlaybackBaine
CompositorLuke Bellis
ColouristDave Rose
Grading companyPrime Focus
Director's RepresentationChloe Page at Lock It In
Other creditsMotion Control Tech: Tomi Keeling Runners: Kwesi Mcleod, Simon Hill Record Label: So Recordings/ Caroline / Sony Music Germany UK Music Video Rep: Chloe Page (Lock It In)

David Knight - 3rd Sept 2014

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