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Joywave 'Obsession' by Laura Gorun, Cooper Roussel and Dimitri Basil

David Knight - 19th Nov 2019

Top notch early 80s-style cinematography - check. Wonderful opening title typography - check. Not actually true but utterly believable names of mid-range 80s Hollywood movies - check repeatedly, over and over again....

This is a wonderful labour of love by the production/direction team of Laura Gorun, Cooper Roussel and Dimitri Basil for Joywave, which takes a fairly familiar idea - lets face it, turning a music video into a movie title sequence is not unique - and then makes it something special by the breadth, as well as the quality of the execution.

So many movies, and they are all bang-on for their particular genre. The result is like a snapshot of work from a relatively short period by a great Hollywood titles designer like the late, great Wayne Fitzgerald

Here is the director's cut, which differs from the official video for Joywave's Obsession in it's pure focus on the movie titles only. But the 'official' version, which features the band, and their movie star and director alter-egos, is pretty wonderful too. 

And perhaps not surprisingly, this was shot entirely on film...

David Knight - 19th Nov 2019

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Laura Gorun
Director
Cooper Roussel
Director
Dimitri Basil

Camera

Director of Photography
Marz Miller

Grading

Colourist
Kaitlyn Battistelli
Colour grade company

Misc

Colour Producer
Britt Carson

Other credits

1st

Bobby Pavlovsky

2nd Ac

Sergey Lobanov

Grip

Danny Roy

Color

Kaitlin Battistelli @ Ehtos Studio

Art Director

Domonique Basil / Clara Mouton

Stylist

Alexis Asquith

Line Producers

Nina Jordan, Jeremy Young

PA

Jazmine Ritz

Stunt Coordinator

Rhino Barry MichaelsCast

David Knight - 19th Nov 2019

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