David Knight - 14th Sept 2017

The Amazons got all scratched up by Oscar Sansom and lived to tell the tale.

With a performance shot on 16mm, Sansom took to "mutilating the negative" as he puts it. In fact, he has shown terrific delicacy in enhancing the power of the performance with physical marks on the neg.


"I am very focused on process in my work and the idea of really crafting something. It was important to me not to just add animation digitally in this video but to physically scratch and effect the negative. The band has this amazing effortless rock’n roll attitude and sound and I wanted to reflect that through the techniques I used.

"Shot on 16mm to give it a beautiful filmic texture I then went about mutilating the final negative. Bleach, scratching, ink and fire were my weapons of choice, I did everything you are told not to do with a negative and there is something quite enjoyable about that punk style approach to making."

PRO Credits


DirectorOscar Sansom
ProducerAilsa Vanessa Tapping
Executive ProducerBeth Allan
Director of PhotographyJames Rhodes
Focus PullerLuke Cairns
2nd ACDarren Johnson
GafferBill Rae Smith
WardrobeHarris Elliott, Bevan Agyemang
HairCharlotte Creighton
Make-upCharlotte Creighton
EditorMichael Sherrington, Oscar Sansom
VFXOscar Sansom
VFXRoss Hogg
CommissionerCarrie Sutton
StudioEast London Studios
Other creditsSparks: Sam Alberg & David Sedgwick Trainee Spark: Rufai Ajala Desk Op: Daf Cook Runners: Femi Anderson & Tor Richards

David Knight - 14th Sept 2017

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