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Drama 'Years' by Adam Chitayat

Rob Ulitski - 20th Jan 2020

Chicago-based duo Drama find inspiration within movement and motion in Adam Chitayat's video for Years. 

Built almost exclusively of slow tracking shots through colourfully art-directed studio spaces, the camera stays fixed on the respective artists as they perform and are taken through these transformative sets. Additional elements such as VFX roses flying towards the screen and choreographed hand movements centre back to the director's focus on movement, creating a dynamic and intriguing vision. 

ADAM CHITAYAT: 

"Filmed practically, we set out to create a series of otherworldly, constantly transitioning spaces for Drama to perform through.

"Emotions can feel like they take us on a ride, floating us forward and bringing us towards things we need to tackle in our lives. The floating and the spaces seek to represent the themes of the song — speaking to your own heart, confronting your past and opening yourself back up to vulnerability."

Rob Ulitski - 20th Jan 2020

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  • New Director
  • Performance
  • Soul
  • electric

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Adam Chitayat
Producer
Matt O’neill
Production Company
Optic Sky
Executive Producer
Aaron Gordon

Camera

Director of Photography
Tom Atwell
Focus Puller
Dave Maslyn
2nd AC
Carley Eten

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Aaron Gordon

Art

Art Director
Riley Hookway

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Denyse Funk
Hair
Jessica Lahr

Editorial

Editor
Adam Chitayat

Grading

Colourist
Jeff Sousa
Grading company
Dungeon Beach

Commission

Commissioner
Molly Smith
Label
Ghostly International

Rob Ulitski - 20th Jan 2020

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