Luke Bather - 30th Nov 2016

As part of their project to release as many six-to-seven-minute music videos as possible in a single day - all for tracks on the new album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, Metallica team up with Claire Marie Vogel to deliver a harrowing video for Confusion.

The video follows a female war veteran, suffering from PTSD and trying to adjust to life after military service. Through cinematic flashbacks we see her try to adjust to office life, whilst little things constantly remind her of her time in active duty. As the video moves forward, more and more elements from both sides of her life blend into one another, as she battles to overcome her trauma.

It's a narrative with some excellent visual motifs, including a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to Metallica's new album on a coffee mug.

PRO Credits


DirectorClaire Marie Vogel
ProducerRich Epstien
Production CompanyCommondeer
Executive ProducerAce Norton
Executive ProducerLars Ruch
Production ManagerPepper Carlson
1st ADTravis Knight
Director of PhotographyAlexander Alexandrov

Focus PullerAlaina Mcmanus
2nd ACJose Figueroa
GafferNghia Khuu
Art DirectorAli Isaken
WardrobeLyndrea Price
EditorArielle Zakowski
Editing companyWork Editorial
ColouristJake Blackstone
Production CompanyJojx

Luke Bather - 30th Nov 2016

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