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Vessels 'Are You Trending?' by Thomas Ralph

David Knight - 16th June 2016

Thomas Ralph creates an riveting, energetic, raw video for Leeds electronic outfit Vessels. With a reportage shooting style and an absorbing repetitive edit executed by Owen O'Sullivan, this focusses upon a boy and a girl - possibly lost souls - journeying across the streets of North London.

Shot on 16mm, Amira and iPhone, the video creates a complex visual collage that builds and repeats with the track, draws you in, and start to see the pair as symbiotically connected - even they never appear together until the very end.
 

THOMAS RALPH: 

“The idea initially steamed from the pattern like structure of the song and the 90’s all-night rave culture Vessels are homaging. Our mission was to merge raw, out on the town ‘run and gun’ narrative shooting with a graphic, layered, edit-structure to match with the beat. 

"Working closely with Owen, Editor at Marshall St, we worked backwards, breaking the rules and the pattern where we could to create a video that’s literally driven by the music.”

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Thomas Ralph
Producer
Ore Okonedo
Production Company
Executive Producer
Sorcha Shepherd
Executive Producer
Beth Montague
Production Manager
Ailsa Vanessa Tapping

Camera

Director of Photography
Joseph Alexander Guy
Focus Puller
Thomas Terminet

Casting

Lead actor
Maja Laskowska
Lead actor
Sumit Chakravarti

Editorial

Editor
Owen O’Sullivan
Editing company
Marshall St Editors

Commission

Commissioner
Hayley Absalom
Label
PIAS

Other credits

Runners

Elliot Watson & Fanny Hoetzeneder

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