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David Knight - 12th Feb 2018

Warren Fu's new video for Paramore gives frontwoman Hayley Williams a juicy role as an increasingly disillusioned anchorwoman - flanked by her bandmates - on a local TV breakfast news show.

With his usual panache Fu presents life on both sides of the camera, as Hayley's existential crisis leads her to eventually realise why she got in the news game to begin with.

It's obviously part of grand tradition of news channel tragic-comedies from Network to Anchorman, and Jack Whiteley's video for The Staves. But this is probably the first one to reference the execrable Bill O'Reilly's famous pre-broadcast meltdown.

Credits

DirectorWarren Fu
ProducerJona Ward
Production CompanyPartizan
Executive ProducerWhitney Jackson
Director of PhotographyByron Werner
Production designerJohn Richoux
Stylist (Artist)Phoenix Johnson
Hair & Make-up (Artist)Brian O’Connor
Stylist (cast)Michelle Lane
Hair & Make-up (cast)Jacque Piotrowski
Production ManagerRachel Ottenstein
1st ACNick Bianchi
GafferSteve Lundgren
SteadicamDennis Noyes
EditorWarren Fu
Sound designWarren Fu
ColouristKaitlyn Battistelli
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFX CompanyGloria FX
AnimationVisual Creatures
LabelFueled By Ramen

David Knight - 12th Feb 2018

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