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Odesza 'Say My Name' by Ian Pons Jewell

Jimmy Brown - 9th Sept 2014

For Seattle-based electronic duo Odesza's tune Say My Name, Ian Pons Jewell documents a couple seriously in love, delivering a picture-postcard promo – with what looks at first like some serious product placment. 

Then Ian employs an utterly brilliant, and rather disturbing, narrative flip...

IAN PONS JEWELL:

"The video has its roots in my first trip to LA, visiting one of my best friends. I had no real idea what to expect, but was met with two worlds: one joyous, full of sun, and then its underbelly, a very dark weird place.

"Jihanne opened the city up to me completely. So the video is an attempt to capture the two sides of the coin, and shows a person hitting the wall of illusion.

"I once heard the phrase 'actors are vacuous vessels waiting to be filled' – something I don't agree with. But what if one of these actors were 'filled', but never emptied? What if, through the acting process, they lost their real identity and became the character, falling for the supporting lead? What would happen when the director calls 'cut'?..."

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Jimmy Brown - 9th Sept 2014

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Ian Pons Jewell
Producer
Marieta Blaskova
Production Company
Residency
Executive Producer
Gaetan Rousseau
1st AD
Delvin Williams

Camera

Director of Photography
Pat Scola
Focus Puller
Jack Bianco
2nd AC
Elver Hernandez

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Eddie Apodaca

Art

Art Director
Paris Pickard

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Brent Coover
Make-up
Heather O'boyle

Casting

Lead actor
Stephanie Hunt
Lead actor
Brandon Michael Anderson

Editorial

Editor
Gaia Borretti

Grading

Colourist
Houmam Abdallah
Colour grade company

VFX

VFX
Stephane Allender
Post production company
Eight VFX

Commission

Commissioner
Maddy Salvage
Commissioner
Jamie Collinson
Label
Counter

Jimmy Brown - 9th Sept 2014

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