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Cat Velez - 25th Apr 2016

Florence has come out the other side of the wreckage. For the final chapter of The Odyssey, the film project created to accompany her album How Big How Blue How Beautiful - and also now available to view in full - Florence and Vincent Haycock have come up with a forward-looking finale.

The chapter to accompany Third Eye begins on an image of Florence being carried away from fiery rubble, and this revisits many of the themes from the previous chapters one last time. But Florence is now untethered to the demons that had followed her up till now. 

The video is just a great closing statement - life-affirming and filled with cheer. It takes place at nighttime on the street in front of a dazzling concert hall, where we follow Florence down into the depths of the basement. There, she gets swarmed by dancers once again, in a scene that is highly reminiscent of What Kind Of Man and Delilah. But quickly the tone quickly turns lively and reverent, and then poignant when Florence is led by a musician back onto the stage.

Credits

DirectorVincent Haycock
Production CompanyPark Pictures
Executive ProducerJackie Kelman Bisbee
Executive ProducerAlex Fisch
Head Of ProductionAnne Bobroff
Artist managementLuv Management
LabelUniversal
Executive ProducerBob Brimson
Line ProducerCourtney Davies
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
2nd Unit DoPPeter Keith
SteadicamAri Robbins
1st ADGeorge Nessis
2nd ADMatt Milan
Production SupervisorJeremy Hartman
1st ACRobby Heart
2nd ACJoseph Canon
LoaderChess Pettengill
GafferDrew Valenti
Key GripChris Bauer
Production designerJay Hougaard
Art CoordinatorNicolas Kelley
Make-upKevianno Guerrero
HairBailey Bute
ChoreographyHolly Blakey
ColouristPaul Yacono
Costume designerNatasha Newman Thomas
EditorVincent Haycock
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK
Other creditsManagers: Hannah Giannoulis, Mairead Nash Asst Prod Supervisor: Conor Bailey Headman: Harrison Boatwright Set Dressers: Carlos Fagundo and Caitlin Gutenberger SFX: Nick Plantico, Erich Hicks, Kevin Watson VTR: Matt Hillyer Sound / Playback: Chris Lennon Photographer:­ Emma Holley Dancers: Franchesca Bass, Calvin Clausell, Cristian Farias, Richie Stephens, Chris Lewis, Dre Young, Darnell White, Deandre Jackson, Tyler Bivens, Jay P Brown, Emily Duncan, Gonzalo Bouza, Erik Dugan, Danny Dolan, Jesse Johnson, Xavier Truesdell, Alex Favella Editor: Vincent Haycock Sound Mix: Tom Paolantonio Dailies colorist: Brian Kahovec VFX Studio: a52 2D VFX Artists: Andres Barrios, Andy Mckenna, Michael Vagilenty, Michael Plescia Flame Assist: Chris Riley Roto Artist: Tiffany German Post Producer: Kelly Noecker

Cat Velez - 25th Apr 2016

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