Cat Velez - 12th May 2015

Playing off the lyrics of the song, Anthony Sylvester has used a simple yet effective method to interpret Shamir's Darker. With a performance in beautiful desert landscape, apparently at night, the sudden transformation to daylight reveals that 'darkness' came courtesy of a dark blue filter.  

A dramatic and succinct way to alternate between night and day. And the filter is a shade of ultramarine blue which creates quite a mesmerising and resonant aesthetic effect.


DirectorAnthony Sylvester
Director of PhotographyT.S. Pfeffer
Director of PhotographyRobert McHugh
Production CompanyPomp&Clout
Executive ProducerRyan Staake
CommissionerPhil Lee
ProducerAlexis Celic
Drone OperatorDrone Town
VFX DirectorMark Rubbo
Additional VFXPete Puskas & Aaron Vinton
ColouristJosh Bohoskey
Colour ProducerNatalie Westerlink
LabelXL Recordings
Colour grade companyThe Mill

Cat Velez - 12th May 2015

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