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.


"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."


DirectorCrooked Cynics
ProducerHenry Napier-Brown
Production CompanyGlobe Productions
Executive ProducerWill Nichols
Production ManagerTom Oxenham
1st ADBryony James
Director of PhotographyTristan Chenais
GafferCam Smith
Art DirectorStudio Lune
WardrobeRhona Ezuma
Make-upBrooke Lee
Casting directorHannah Ashby Ward
Grading companySmoke & Mirrors
Post production companySandstorm Films
VFXSandstorm Films
LabelVirgin EMI
Other creditsFocus 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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