Up-and-coming director Joao Retorta captures English beatmaker Jax Jones as he pieces together his infectious new track House Work in the front room of his place in the …
Jelani Blackman 'Lockjaw' by Joao Retorta
A constantly moving camera on a tower block staircase finds Jelani Blackman on every landing, and dizzying sense of disorientation and claustrophobia, in Joao Retorta's video for Lockjaw.
"Informed by a line in the chorus ‘My dons going straight to the topfloor', the video for Jelani Blackman’s Lockjaw sees camera moving up a staircase at an undisclosed location, constantly finding Jelani on each flight in a fake one-shot.
"It’s a technique-based concept presented in a very rugged manner. Camera moves hand-held at all times and without a clear sense of horizon at moments, creating a somewhat disorientating and claustrophobic feel as we keep moving up but never really go anywhere."
|Production Company||Bullion Productions|
|Executive Producer||Hannah Gracie|
|1st AD||Afzal Robanni|
|Director of Photography||Tom O'Keefe|
|2nd AC||Klara Rychtarcikova|
|Art Director||Lucy Cooper|
|Hair & Make-up||Gemma Stafford|
|Director's Representation||OB Management|
|Other credits||ASSISTANT PRODUCER: CONOR DUFFY PRODUCTION RUNNER: JAMES LISTON RUNNER: CHRIS PHOUPHOULLIDES RUNNER: KEHINDE AJAYI-COKER|
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