David Knight - 27th Nov 2017

Arno Salters' fifth video for General Elektriks - the musical project led by his brother Hervé Salters - makes the most of Hervé and his band's totally wired energy by multiplying it numerous times, through the magic of motion control.

Created in a huge warehouse-like space in Berlin, Arno worked with UKMVA-nominated cinematographer  Cezary Zacharewicz and motion control operator Heiko Matting of Berlin-based  Mastermoves to shoot the video, with Paris VFX studio Mathematic providing the Flame, Nuke and grading work that stitched the different takes together.

The result is a mesmerizing, brilliantly visual tour de force. It's buzzing. Here's the making of.

PRO Credits


DirectorArno Salters
ProducerNicolas Blankenhorn
Production CompanyIconoclast
Executive ProducerNils Schwemer
Production ManagerJustus Toussaint
Director of PhotographyCezary Zacharewicz
1st ACAlan Smithee
2nd ACAlina Albrecht
VFX CompanyMathematic
Other creditsMotion Control: Mastermoves Operator: Heiko Matting Operator Assistant: Pascal Rossow Executive Producers: Guillaume Marien, Rebecca Rice Post Producer: Gouna Logan Grade & Vfx Supervision: Anthony Lyant 3D supervision: Jehan Bouazza, Julien Lambert Flame operators: Rime Murday, Fred Brandon, Martin Nuke: Maeva Sol, Sylvette Lavergne Offline: Vincent Martin Art Department: Marie Patzer Art Department Assistant: Max Zahl 1st AC: Alan Smithee DIT: Jeremie Pujau V TR: Daniel Böse Gaffer: Jens Thurmann Best Boy: Sebastian Zinburg Electricians: Tom Sperling, Kevin Klein, Sascha Görlich, Ronald Deter, Sina Blume MakeUp: Elena Schmerberg Catering: Niklas Strauss Runner / Driver: Kira Pohl, Assad Rajab, Bastian Faralisch, Tibor Toussaint, Ben Lucchesi Special Thanks: Arena Berlin, Arri Rental Berlin

David Knight - 27th Nov 2017

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