Cat Velez - 22nd July 2015

On the tails of his last video for On an On's It's Not Over, Carlos Lopez Estrada has delivered yet another entertaining piece, for singer, bassist and producer Thundercat's funky track Them Changes. 

In true Lopez Estrada style, the director takes a completely familiar setting and adds a surreal, dreamlike spin to it, starting with an amateur Samurai fighting scene in someone's garage. As it turns out, the encounter is real and the weapons are sharp enough to slice off limbs.

The video's tone turns decidedly sombre to mirror the track's peculiar take on heartbreak, with a nebulous plot following what's left of the miserable samurai who has to rely on his loved ones to take care of his basic needs. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorCarlos Lopez Estrada
ProducerZach Wechter
Executive ProducerDanielle Hinde
Director of PhotographyNicholas Wiesnet
Additional PhotographyEric Ulbrich
Production designerTyler Jensen
EditorErnie Gilbert
EditorCarlos Lopez Estrada
VFXTanner Merrill
VFXCameron Clark
VFXTim Hendrix
VFXThe Jordan Freda Company
VFXCarlos Lopez Estrada
WardrobeJordy Scheinberg
Art DirectionCristina Bercovitz
Art DirectionDani Cong
GraphicsHannah Grotbo
Production ManagerAlissa Torvinen
Production SupervisorKelli Kay
StuntsDamien Bray
StuntsCaitlyn Dechelle
Other creditsCast: Delane Vaugh (Samurai), Iñigo Abaroa (Red Samurai), Thundercat (Salesman), Victoria Johnson (Wife), Krista Gay (Daughter), Christine (Guinea Pig), Londyn Maze (Young Samurai), Cristian Vera (Young Friend).

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