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Luke Bather - 31st May 2016

Jean-Paul Frenay's Son Lux video is a haunting indictment of over-consumption of modern life. With vignetted scenes gliding from uber-dark to pitch-black we get windows into a dystopian sci-fi world that's so close to our own it's chilling. 

Each scene - be it a couple of scientists syphoning sweat from an overweight woman, or a complacent couple being fed a meal by their robot friend, happily staring into the uncanny valley - is composed beautifully, like an art installation. It all feels incredibly meticulous - there doesn't appear to be a single extraneous element here. It all adds to the cold, harsh and efficient atmosphere that Frenay is trying to put across.

Credits

DirectorJean-Paul Frenay
Production CompanyBang Bang Club
Executive ProducerGeoffroy Rouffiange
Director of PhotographyFrançois Starr
EditorJean-Paul Frenay
VFXProdigious CGI
Make-upAurélie Elich
Other creditsCast: Gustaaf Smans, Denis Carpentier, Christel Pedrinelli, Thomas Demarez, Walter Zimmermann, Leslie Attar, Samuel Seynave, Olivier Francart, Florence Gilles, Mathias Ambrozy, Helena Coppejans Phantom Operator : Léo Lefèvre First Camera Assistant : Juan Sepulcre First Assistant Camera: Ryszard Ka Second Camera Assistant : Guillaume Cry Camera Assistant : Virgil Leclerq Production Manager : Luc Dechamps Production Assistant : Charly Calicis, Mariola Heslop, Jonas Bukowsky First Assistant Director : David Oeyen Art Director : Jean-Paul Frenay Set Builders : Stéphane De Broyer, Béatrice Arteaga, Maxime Houpe, Abdes, Stéphane Dekie, Joyce Gomez, Samuel Charbonnot, Geoffroy Rouffiange, Jean-Paul Frenay, Luc Dechamps, François Starr Props : Tom Darmstaedter Casting Director : Charly Calicis Gaffer : Abdel Mouhssin Spark : George Bulterys, Marco Vieira, Denis Liégeois, Edouard Chandelle Key Grip : Xavier Servais, Brendan Senden Key Grip: Julien Chassaignon Grip : Richard Desmarlières Grip Assistant : Charles Jacquier, Quentin Govaerts, Edouard Chandelle Grading : Jean-Paul Frenay CGI Producer : Laurent Sequaris Producer assistant : Alexandre Rubin VFX Producer : Matthieu Royer, Noucha Shahbazi VFX Producer Assistant : Audrey Lagnous Post Production Manager : Kwet Dupic Technical Director : Laurent Martin Modeling : Kadeg Boucher Concept Artist : David Brochard Motion Designer : Bright Photon, Jean-Paul Frenay Tracking : Tim Mendler Setup/Animation : Gwenhael Glon Animation : Jean-Claude Charles, Fabrice Lacroix Shading : Franck Julia, Jérémie Abrial, Lead Compositor : Jérôme Lionard Compositing : Fabrice Lacroix, Jérémie Abrial, François Vico, Laetitia Nicolas, Mathieu Legros, Estelle Chiron, Guillaume Gaussuron, Diego Palacios, Jean-Paul Frenay Renders : Franck Julia

Luke Bather - 31st May 2016

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