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David Knight - 27th Feb 2018

Giorgio Testi is renowned for his beautifully crafted and often powerfully intense films of bands in live performance. And this one for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is no exception. 

Filmed at the legendary Babelsberg Studios near Berlin, this version of Little Thing Gone Wild, from the new BRMC album Wrong Creatures, is an unrestrained display of crunching rock delivered under bright red light.   

GIORGIO TESTI:

"BRMC are an awesome live band. For this session, since we were planning not to have an audience, I wanted to get them performing in circle, all facing each other, so I could track around them outside amps and gear, and capture the interplay between bandmembers which I thought would be interesting.

"Visually, I tried to be as cinematic as possible, but also I decided to intercut the anamorphic look with the 4:3 video look of the contents we postproduced and fed live into the screens on set.”

Credits

DirectorGiorgio Testi
ProducerGunnar Weber
Production CompanyBear Film
1st ADSebastian Katzer
Director of PhotographyLuca Ciuti
Focus PullerSebastian Katzer
GafferFelix Fischer
EditorLuca Previtali
ColouristPaul Dimond
Grading companyMy Brother Bob
Director's RepresentationPulse Films
Other creditsVFX DESIGNER: Emanuele Fucà STEADICAM: David Willert CAMERA OPERATORS: Luca Ciuti, Simone Pellegrini, Claus Kuhlmann, Brian Zajak Gaffer & Jonathan Beck LIGHTBOARD OPERATOR: Jimmy Andrup GRIP: Levent Süzen VJ: Marta Bala 1st. AC STEADICAM: Leonard Kairat ASSITANT PROD: Konstantin Münzel ARTIST CARE: Julia Krampe AUDIO RECORDING & MIX: Dirk Feistel & A.Semrow (Studio X Berlin) MASTER: Kai Blankenberg (Skyline Tonfabrik) INTERVIEW AUDIO: Nils Garifboff H & M: Laura Benecke BTS: Luca Previtali INTERVIEW: Lily Marilyn STILL PHOTOGRAPHER: Erik Weiss CAMERA RENTAL: Seeyourent LIGHT RENTAL: Lichtforum SCREENS: B-Musik

David Knight - 27th Feb 2018

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