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Col3trane, Ebenezer 'Language' by Felix Brady

David Knight - 18th Jan 2018

Felix Brady has achieved an ingenious snapshot of London life for Col3trane. 

Zooming in and out on house parties, hangouts on rooftops, kids setting off fireworks in parks - Brady captures the vibrancy of the city in a continuous shot from a high vantage point. And then he gets Col3trane in a variety of locations within the single shot. That’s clever - he explains how it’s done below.

“The song is playful,” Cole says. “And the video is a party; all positive, all fun. I’m proud we made something that looks and feels like London.”
 

FELIX BRADY:

"This was a mad one, with so many thing to think about. First off finding the right vantage point to shoot from, and then actually getting the permission to film in all the places we were looking into. Not a small feat for production.

"Then there was the technicals. The low light (and lack of ability TO light the street), blended with the need to zoom over huge distance created quite the challenge camera-wise. We ended up shooting on a Varicam, pushing it to 10000 ISO. The lens was a crazy "shooting lions in the savannah" type lens, and it went from 50 to 1000mm.

"Then Justin Pentacost came through with the motion control head that allowed us to map the whole move and repeat it for each of our setups. It was amazing to use MOCO in 'outside studio' setting and really combine tech and narrative to achieve a surreal look in a believable London setting.

"The shoot itself was a lot of running in and out of buildings and basically taking over a small block in Bermondsey. We had a gooden, it was a great crew and Col3trane and Ebenezer were fantastic to work with."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Felix Brady
Producer
Martha McGuirk
Production Company
Executive Producer
Katie Lambert
Production Manager
1st AD
Ezra Sumner

Camera

Director of Photography
Joseph Alexander Guy
Focus Puller
Jack Edwards

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Benjamin Skyrme

Art

Art Director
Phoebe Darling Senner

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Nil Tomaken
Hair
Jessica Summer

Grading

Colourist
Tim Smith
Colour grade company

VFX

Post production company
Cinnamon
Post Producer
Vadim Konov

Commission

Commissioner
Caroline Clayton

Other credits

Moco

Justin Pentecost

VFX Supervisor / DIT

Daniel Hawkins

Lead Cast

Callum Jarvis, Tania Tavares, Yara R-silva

Extras

Katie Mccaul, Lauren Ralph, Kim Turnball, Anton Baleanu, Maisie Barnes

2nd AD

Lucy Kelly

Runner

Daisy Rodger

Runner

Rosie Bingham Hall

Runner

Pedro Takahashi

Runner

Craig Bruce

Spark

Amir Moulfi

Spark

Tina Georgiva

Lighting Van Driver

Chris Prendergast

Styling Assist

Lisa Marie Roger

Col3trane Stylist

Lorenzo Posocco

HMU

Jess Summer

Col3trane HMU

Sukhy Bhandal

Casting

Charlotte Lowdell

Director's Rep

OB Management / Sarah Boardman

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