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School Of Seven Bells 'Signals' by Daniel Ryan

David Knight - 19th Sept 2016

Daniel Ryan's video for School Of Seven Bells' Signals employs themes of escape and healing, while paying tribute to late band member Benjamin Curtis. Taken from the band's final album SVIIB, it features the band's Alejandra Deheza both dancing passionately on her own, and becoming clinically dismantled, like a doll, while Curtis's guitar remains untouched.

Deheza told Noisey, where the video was premiered: "Signals is a 100 percent love song to all of the music that woke us up as kids – that woke us up to the fact that music wasn’t other, that it was in our blood, that got us stalking record stores, sneaking into 21 and over shows, obsessing over Melody Makers in the public library, listening through radio countdowns (Power 96 MIA!) just to get to THAT song, the thrill of getting to play with our heroes—a total mixtape of love and thank yous. Favorite moment on the record.

"Making a video for this was a definite from its first day in the studio. Daniel [Ryan] was in LA working on a film, so we grabbed dinner. I remember he asked me, ‘If you could make a video for any song on this record, what would it be?’ I didn’t even have to think about it." 

David Knight - 19th Sept 2016

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  • Performance
  • VFX
  • Dream pop, Dance, Electronica

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Daniel Ryan
Production Company
Adorable

Camera

Director of Photography
O'Connor Hartnett

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Dwight Campbell

Wardrobe

Make-up
Abby Woodman

Choreography

Choreographer
Juju Waters

Editorial

Editor
Laurence Bird

Grading

Colourist
Mikey Pehanich
Colour grade company
The Mill

VFX

VFX
Michael Sarabia
VFX
Jonny Freeman
Post production company
The Mill
Post Producer
Katie Sink

Commission

Label
Vagrant Records

Other credits

AC

Chase Smith

Grips

Garrett Smith And Dillon Markey

PA

Benjamin Mullin

2D Creative Director:

Jay Bandlish At The Mill

Colour Producer

Dan Butler At The Mill

Colour Coordinator

Jamie Hoskins

Colour Assist

Lindsey Mazur

Titles

Gareth Fewel At Leviathan

Sound Design

Pulsetrain

Special Thanks

Amanda Morris, Dustin Camilleri, Andrew Sommerville, Aleksa Palladino, Jason White, Toby Fulp And Ryan Gentles.

David Knight - 19th Sept 2016

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