Jimmy Brown - 10th Sept 2014

Joe Connor's tongue-in-cheek performance promo for Blitz Kids' Perfect sees the filmmaker send-up tired video cliches - aided by a misbehaving band and a frustrated director...

JOE CONNOR:

"It was a tricky one trying to create the perfect video for a song called Perfect.  I was raking myself over hot coals for days trying to crack the nut and get the right idea or concept and the funny thing about being a director is that the more you do that, the more you seem to resort to visual cliches, music video staples.  I found myself saying ‘maybe it’s X or maybe its Y or Z…?’.  

"The funny thing with music videos is that the process can almost be as interesting as the video itself, and so the more I thought about it the more it felt natural to do just that.  Make a music video about a director trying to make the perfect music video for a song called Perfect.  

"It’s got spills, chills, thrills and some nifty in-camera techniques all hinged around a wicked performance from the boys…..and a director that looks suspiciously like Andrea Pirlo..."    

PRO Credits

Credits

ElectricianChris Hyde, Alice Stevens
DirectorJoe Connor
Production AssistantKate Brady
1st ADChristopher Caddy
Director of PhotographyJason Ellis
Focus PullerSean Lomax
Camera AssistantDan McPake
SteadicamChris Hutchinson
GafferNick Platt
ProducerNick Crossley
Art DirectorClaire Molloy
Art Department AssistantJames Mcintosh
WardrobeLouis Trainor Selwyn
Hair & Make-upBrooke Wylie
Production TeamSimon Stannard, Tom McGuire, Dan Harkin, Wayne Walsh, Bobby Tonge
OfflineIan McLaughlin
ColouristIan McLaughlin
CommissionerJohn Moule

Jimmy Brown - 10th Sept 2014

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