Cat Velez - 20th May 2015

It's one of the most delicious ideas for a super-band ever, and FFS - the collaborative project between Franz Ferdinand & Sparks - have recruited a supergroup of their own to create the first video. And Paris-based AB/CD/CD have made a characteristic FX-fired delight, with a series of loops that capture every member of group - all four Franzers, and the two Mael brothers - caught at various stages of delusion, as they attempt to seduce a beautiful girl. 

Its also closely aligned to the music, repeating itself in regular time, the chairs and characters change position every time the camera makes a circuit. The video's impact is in it's duplication; the video spins, the narrative unfolds, and ends in crescendo...

Watch 'Franz-Ferdinand-Sparks 'Johnny Delusional' by AB/CD/CD' here

PRO Credits


ProducerLucile Weigel
Production CompanyPartizan Darkroom
Executive ProducerClaire Stubbs
1st ADStevie Fylan
Director of PhotographyAdam Scarth
GafferSeth Crosby
Art DirectorKitty Walker
WardrobeGrace Snell
Make-upLayla Mehmedagi
EditorMark Maborough
Editing companyRoyal Post
ColouristSylvain Canaux
Post production companySt Louis
Lead actorAnna Carradice
CommissionerJohn Moole
Assistant ProducerEmily Lucienne
GripSid Lesarge
Edit AssistantMargerie Argentin
Post SoundBenzene Music
FlameMathieu Caulet
FlameJulien Aucouturier
FlameFrançois Gilguy
FlameSarah Quilbé
Other creditsAssistant Producer - Emily Lucienne Key Grip - Sid Lesarge Editor Assistant - Margerie Argentin Post Sound - Benzene Music Flame Artist - Mathieu Caulet Flame Artist - Julien Aucouturier Flame Artist - François Gilguy Flame Artist - Sarah Quilbé

Cat Velez - 20th May 2015

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