Directing team Crooked Cynics, who have just joined new outfit RubberNecker, have added to their catalogue of slick, well-crafted videos with their second collaboration with London artist …
Bastille 'Those Nights' by Crooked Cynics
Bastille's Dan Smith is racked in existential angst on a couch amid a sea of half-naked bodies, in Crooked Cynics' video for Those Nights.
And the real emotion of the piece comes partly from the constantly moving camera, executing a swooping and swirling choreography that disorientates the viewer - and seems to accentuate Smith's misery.
TOM MIDDLETON (CROOKED CYNICS):
"When we set out to make Those Nights we had a pretty clear idea in our head of how we wanted the camera to move and that it needed to be a true one-shot. We worked closely with our DoP, the amazingly talented Tristan Chenais, and we soon realised the only real option do this was through motion control.
"It allowed us to emphasise Dan's isolation in the space, to match the emotional sentiment of the song - the feeling at the end of a big night where the room is spinning and you're just looking for someone to hold onto to keep your feet on the ground."
|Art Director||Studio Lune|
|Production Company||Globe Productions|
|Executive Producer||Will Nichols|
|Production Manager||Tom Oxenham|
|1st AD||Bryony James|
|Director of Photography||Tristan Chenais|
|Casting director||Hannah Ashby Ward|
|Grading company||Smoke & Mirrors|
|Post production company||Sandstorm Films|
|Other credits||Focus Puller - Larry Gallagher Loader - Leon Frind 2nd AD - Oliver Waters Production Assistant - Honey Cairns Production Assistant - Ellie Glover Head Of Production - Cat Airey Technodolly Op - Charlie Wicker Studio Tech - Jamie Cunliffe|
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