David Knight - 28th Feb 2018

William Laboury, winner of a Best Video Newcomer Award with his Bonnie Banane video at last year's UKMVAs, returns with this absorbing and ingenious video for Agar Agar, addressing the perils of VR in one of the most entertaining ways yet.

A girl – played by Garance Marillier, acclaimed young actress from French movie Raw – dons the VR glasses which takes her into a digital forest, where she becomes the magnificent dog that she pines for in her bedroom. Then the real world and its VR equivalent run in tandem, as her canine avatar runs through verdant digi-forest while she blunders blindly through her Paris neighbourhood.

It's a cool idea, and Laboury seamlessly ratchets the action up from the humourous to something more thrilling, without losing the dreaminess that matches the song. Finally, as far more feral beasts appear in the VR universe, the barriers between these two parallel worlds begins to break down...    

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorWilliam Laboury
ProducerThéo Gall
Line ProducerBéranger Petitjean
Production CoordinatorLola Burelle
Director of PhotographyRaphaël Vandenbussche
1st ADCharles Portier
Art DirectorOphélie Nicolas
Lead actorGarance Marillier
3D Animation & ModellingFreddy Clément
EditorWilliam Laboury
EditorZoe Sassier
ColouristArthur Paux
Other creditsInfographiste 3D : Freddy Clément Monteurs : William Laboury & Zoé Sassier Etalonneur : Arthur Paux

David Knight - 28th Feb 2018

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