Declan McKenna 'Beautiful Faces' by Will Hooper
Declan Mckenna performs in a fluffy cloud like world that descends into glitchy chaos in Will Hooper's video for Beautiful Faces.
Opening with a studio setup of Declan and his band, the utopian visuals are crammed full of colour and anachronistic styling. Within moments, the video is glitching with odd frames spliced between shots, the dreamy aesthetic slowly corrupting and morphing into something unusual.
Utilising AR technology, the visuals become more and more CGI-driven, the artist's likeness bending, transforming and flying through the sky. Reminiscent of a fatal computer error in The Sims, the characters melt into the walls, duplicate and bend their limbs into unhuman form.
This balance of live action and visual effects is an interesting departure for Will Hooper - who's last released video is a furiously intense video for Slaves - topped off with a confident and assured performance from McKenna.
|Executive Producer||Paul Weston|
|Head of Music Video||Laura Northover|
|Production Manager||Rachel Bashford|
|Film Laboratory||Cinelab London|
|1st AD||Ty Hack|
|Director of Photography||Stefan Yap|
|Focus Puller||Marcus Albertsen|
|Clapper Loader||Jomar O’Meally|
|Art Director||Laura Little|
|Hair & Make-up||Jackie Tyson|
|3D Artist||Alfie Dwyer|
|Post production company||Black Kite|
|Other credits||Sparks: Ana Krkljus, Caio Dias, Sam Baker DIT: Stephen Evans Rigger: Lee Doran Grip: Llewellyn Harrison Sound Recordist: Max Berridge Runners: Max McLaclan, Miles Lacey Sound Designer - Alexander Wells|
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