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Cat Velez - 9th Sept 2016

Tyrone Lebon has created this patchwork of visuals for Frank Ocean's new track Nikes, which sees an enterpretation of the song with snippets of footage in various degrees of filmic quality. 

Including grainy handicam clips of casting calls, strippers and parties full of glitter, as well as more composed, considered imagery, the video stages conventional video tropes and then breaks the illusion by revealing their artifice through BTS clips. 

Heavy on the neon-tinged nighttime atmospherics, it's a video to accompany an occasionally sparse, evocative track, culminating in a self-immolation sequence where Frank is set on fire...

"I interpreted the song as a stream of Frank’s consciousness - rich with snippets of stories, emotions and ideas," Lebon explains, "The visuals came immediately when I first heard the song - they all follow from the music and Frank’s lyrics." 

Watch 'Frank Ocean 'Nikes' by Tyrone Lebon' here

Credits

DirectorTyrone Lebon
Director of PhotographyAndré Chemtoff
EditorAdam Biskupski
ColouristAubrey Woodiwiss
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXElectric Theatre Collective
Production CompanySomesuch
ProducerTom Birmingham
Post Production ExecutiveHannah Turnbull-Walter
1st ADGeorge Nelson
2nd ADJohn Robinson
Production ManagerLana Salfiti
Art DirectorEd Quarmby
Production designerDavid White
StylistMax Pearmain
Make-upIsamaya French
HairCyndia Harvey
CastingCharlotte Roberts
CastingMelissa Thompson
Director's AssistantHolly Gore
2nd UnitDeepa Keshvala
2nd UnitFrank Lebon
2nd UnitHanna Moon
2nd UnitMerlin Massara
1st ACTim Allan
2nd ACJenny John Chuan
GripTom North
GripJamie Monks
GafferDanny Hayward
Other creditsExec Producer: Tash Tan, Tim Nash, Sally Campbell

Cat Velez - 9th Sept 2016

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