Björk's VR film finally gets an adapted music video release to the wider world and, of course, it's a treat.
Björk 'notget' by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
Two years on from the release of Vulnicura, Björk is still producing visual gems to accompany tracks from the album, and supplying new variations on what has gone before. In the case of Notget, Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton-Jones have already directed a VR experience for the song, but now here comes a more cinematic version.
It is delightful, perhaps the best visual accompaniment to anything on Vulnicura. Beautifully costumed, as always, In the first black and white section of the video, Bjork threatens to metamorph into a giant moth-like creature.
The second half is in colour, where the directors distinctive vision fully comes into play: a combination of pulsating flourescent pinks and yellows against humming darkness to frame Bjork in a remarkable headress/mask, designed by her and fellow creative James Merry. Fabulous.
|Director||Nick Thornton Jones|
|Director||Warren Du Preez|
|Production Company||Beaton Black & Blue|
|Production Company||W & N Studio|
|Creative Director||James Merry|
|Director of Photography||John Mathieson|
|VFX Company||Wicked Pixels|
|Editing company||The Quarry|
|Production designer||Joseph Bennett|
|Other credits||Masks: Bjork & James Merry CGI Creative Director: Gavin Coetzee CGI Producer: Gabriella Harris CGI Artist: Ian Van Heerden Chief Pigeon: Craig Wessels 2D FLAME: Framestore London - Https://www.framestore.com 2D Producer: Adam Sargent 2D Supervisor: Paul O’Brien Flame: George Roper Edit Producer - Charlie Morris Colour Producer - Jon Purton Special Thanks: Jos Capper, Rachael Taylor, Tom Brannigan, Renderstorm, & AMD|
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