Promo News - 11th Apr 2019

Claes Nordwall creates an atmospheric performance video for London band Palace, returning to action with the song Martyr.

With the addition of painterly set-ups evoking the works of old Masters, Nordwall gives the video an appealing art school sensibility. And it was shot, appropriately enough, in the old Central Saint Martins campus basement in Holborn, London.


"The aim was to make a dynamic performance visual using a few different analogue lighting techniques. The symbolically charged b-roll loosely references the old concept of martyrdom via projections of famous paintings by Caravaggio, Le Brun and Delaroche.

"Then paradoxically, we also reference the modern concept of being a 'martyr' in relationships with dissonant and veiled imagery, highlighting difficulty in communicating emotion."


Make-upGemma Stafford
DirectorClaes Nordwall
1st ADIrene Maffei
Director of PhotographySimon Shen
Focus PullerChris Steel
2nd ACJames Burns
GafferShaun Waldie
WardrobePeghah Maleknejad
ProducerClaes Nordwall
EditorMatt Kitchin
EditorClaes Nordwall
ColouristGuillaume Dulermo
Grading companyArt Post
Lead actorGiorgia Seminara
CommissionerAli Neale
LabelFiction Records
Other creditsSteadicam: Beau Pritchard-James, Spark 1 : Joe Nowell, Spark 2: Laurence Donoghue, Runner: Artur Haluda

Promo News - 11th Apr 2019

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