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Declan McKenna 'Beautiful Faces' by Will Hooper

Rob Ulitski - 31st Jan 2020

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. 

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Will Hooper
Producer
Rosie Brear
Production Company
Executive Producer
Paul Weston
Production Manager
Rachel Bashford
1st AD
Ty Hack

Camera

Director of Photography
Stefan Yap
Focus Puller
Marcus Albertsen
Steadicam
Josh Brooks

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
William Pope

Art

Art Director
Laura Little

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Michael Darlington
Hair & Make-up
Jackie Tyson

Editorial

Editor
Editing company
Speade

Grading

Colourist
Richard Fearon

VFX

Post production company
Black Kite

Commission

Commissioner
Michael Lewin

Misc

Film Laboratory

Misc

Head of Music Video
Laura Northover
Clapper Loader
Jomar O’Meally
3D Artist
Alfie Dwyer
Flame
Jack Stone

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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