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Bastille 'Those Nights' by Crooked Cynics

Promo News - 6th June 2019

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."

Promo News - 6th June 2019

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Crooked Cynics
Producer
Henry Napier-Brown
Production Company
Globe Productions
Executive Producer
Will Nichols
Production Manager
Tom Oxenham
1st AD
Bryony James

Camera

Director of Photography
Tristan Chenais

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Cam Smith

Art

Art Director
Studio Lune

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Rhona Ezuma
Make-up
Brooke Lee

Casting

Casting director
Hannah Ashby Ward

Grading

Grading company
Smoke & Mirrors

VFX

VFX
Sandstorm Films
Post production company
Sandstorm Films

Commission

Label
Virgin EMI

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

Promo News - 6th June 2019

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