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Glass Animals 'Your Love (Déjà Vu)' by Jamie Whitby

Rob Ulitski - 27th Mar 2020

Jamie Whitby embraces thermal imaging technology and complex motion control in his video for Glass Animals' Your Love (Déjà Vu). 

With an unusual colour palette and experimental post-production work, the visual is a vibrant, mixed-media trip with a futuristic aesthetic. 

JAMIE WHITBY: 

Mixing thermal imaging with motion control is no joke.

"This video emerged from the idea of feeding the lyrics to Your Love through a bad recognition algorithm; what would happen if a confused machine intelligence accidentally created something aesthetically interesting?

"I wanted to make something nauseatingly digital, almost the antithesis to all the s16mm nostalgia that’s flying about at the moment.

"The effect was achieved by shooting the same video twice - once with a real camera, and again with its thermal cousin. That makes it sound a lot easier than it really was - mixing thermal imaging with motion control is no joke, I can tell you. That it was even remotely successful was entirely down to the amazing work of my incredible team, and extra special thanks has to go to the post crew - James, Eamonn, and Doug - who burned what must have been a year’s worth of midnight oil getting everything done in time, and FLIR, who were kind enough to lend us a thermal camera for free." 

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  • Director's notes
  • Motion control
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Thermal Image

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Jamie Whitby
Producer
Production Company
Executive Producer
Hayley Williams
Production Manager
India Bradshaw
1st AD
Tom Wymborne

Camera

Director of Photography
Spike Morris
Focus Puller
Raul Menendez

Art

Art Director
Studio Augmenta

Editorial

Editor
James Bradley
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Jason Wallis
Colour grade company

VFX

VFX
Eamonn Blake
VFX
Chloe Hayward
Post production company

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Richard Grewe
Label
Polydor

Rob Ulitski - 27th Mar 2020

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