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.”

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorThomas Ralph
ProducerOre Okonedo
Executive ProducerSorcha Shepherd
Executive ProducerBeth Montague
Production ManagerAilsa Vanessa Tapping
Director of PhotographyJoseph Alexander Guy
Focus PullerThomas Terminet
EditorOwen O’Sullivan
Editing companyMarshall St Editors
ColouristHoumam Abdallah @ Electric Theatre Company
Lead actorMaja Laskowska
Lead actorSumit Chakravarti
CommissionerHayley Absalom
LabelPIAS
Other creditsRunners: Elliot Watson & Fanny Hoetzeneder

David Knight - 16th June 2016

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