David Knight - 15th Jan 2015

For CHAMPS' Desire, Joe Spray contrasts the stillness of the performance of the band with the powerful movement of two fine dancers - shot in close-up – to reflect the emotion and intimacy of the song.  

JOE SPRAY:

"For this video I really wanted to bring out the gentle rhythm of the track, and to counterpoint this with its slight undercurrent of psychedelia. So we put the boys from Champs performing the track alongside two amazingly talented dancers, shot in closeup to bring out the visceral nature of the bodies movements.

"I wanted it too feel like your not sure which way is up, two bodies orbiting one another, stuck in a void. It was the first time I've worked with dancers and the experience was incredible, I was really lucky to work with such skilled craftspeople, and their bodies are so photogenic I could have shot them for a week "

Credits

DirectorJoe Spray
ProducerHenry Lloyd Baker
ProducerNikolaj Belzer
Production CompanyEverything Is Okay
Director of PhotographyMarcus Autelli
Make-upAlix Holdaway-salmon
EditorElisa Cepedal
EditorAurelien Boisson
ColouristLudovic Roussaux
Lead actorBenjamin Jonsson, Wing Yue Leung
CommissionerBen Bishop
LabelPIAS
Other creditsProduction Assistants: Aya Arden-Clarke, Matt Ashmore

David Knight - 15th Jan 2015

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