Cat Velez - 7th Sept 2015

Dimitri Basil and co-director Cooper Roussel have directed this brain teaser for Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Can't Keep Checking My Phone, visualising a captivating array of bizarre phobias, syndromes and situations in a striking fashion, each scene with a label that could certainly trigger our most current and wide-spread compulsion: Googling stuff.

Considering the song title, maybe that's the point, although Dimitri Basil has said his motiviation was the track being so full of sounds and lyrics so elusive, "so I decided that one idea wouldn’t do the track justice. My approach was to present the multiple ideas as if they were a trading card deck. 

"Trading cards, like Mars Attacks, have a short description accompanied by illustrations. In this case the deck is about strange occurrences, syndromes or phenomena.”

Credits

DirectorDimitri Basil
Co-DirectorCooper Roussel
Art DirectorLaura Gorun
Art DirectorDominique Basil

Cat Velez - 7th Sept 2015

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