Stealing Sheep 'Apparition' by Dougal Wilson
Can it be? A music video by Dougal Wilson? It is, and a delightful one at that.
The video is for Liverpudlian electronic-pop trio Stealing Sheep's track Apparition, and sees the artists themselves performing a choreography amongst a troupe of Morris dancers, handkerchief in hand.
Dougal tells The Guardian, “The idea for Apparition came from the fact that the song had a mysterious, hypnotic feeling, and the fact that I’ve always found Morris dancing slightly strange and psychedelic.” Wilson had been wanting to revisit the English folk dance since his video for Four Tet's As Serious As Your Life - a mashup of Morris dance clips set to the rythm of the music - done in 2003.
He goes on to explain, "Since then, I’d always wanted to take the idea further by actually having a band learn Morris dancing themselves, and this seemed like an appropriate opportunity given the unexpected contrast of the girls’ personalities with the characters in a genuine Morris side."
|1st AD||Matt Clyde|
|Production Company||Blink Productions|
|Executive Producer||Paul Weston|
|Executive Producer||James Studholme|
|Head of Music Video||Nathan James Tettey|
|Production Manager||Beatrice Warren|
|Production Assistant||Jack Bingham|
|Location Manager||Ross Kirkman|
|Director of Photography||Marc Gomez de Moral|
|Production Company||Colonel Blimp|
|Art Direction||Andy Kelly|
|Costume designer||Natalie Willis|
|Editing company||Final Cut|
|Post production company||MPC|
|VFX Supervisor||Tom Harding|
|VFX Supervisor||Jonathan Box|
|VFX Producer||Hannah Ruddleston|
|Other credits||VFX Team: Mike Cosgrave, Alexander Kulikov, Christopher Tang, Rashabh Bhutani, Elangovan Ganeshan, Alex J., Ambalika Nandy, Amresh Kumar, Dileep Kumar Neerla & Prashanth Palaparthi Morris Dancers: Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers, Oxford University Morris Men, Oxford City Morris Men Concept Assistance: Ursula Chandler|
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