Kam Bu ft. Lord Apex 'Different' by Milo Blake
Milo Blake directs a striking monochromatic visual for London rappers Kam Bu and Lord Apex.
Utilising a constantly rotating camera and clever composition, Blake and DoP Brandon Quan pays homage to iconic films and promos in the video for Different. Old-school lens effects create a streaky, dreamy aesthetic which is hypnotic when paired with the perpetual camera movement.
Blake uses the space and depth of the room in a clever and inspired way, and the experimental performance cutaways give this project a fresh and unique perspective. French film La Haine gets a nod in the art direction, an obvious influence in terms of gritty realism and the black and white colour palette.
"The video is a playful statement of originality. Our thinking behind the constantly rotating camera was to create something were the blocking of the cast was bouncing off and interacting with camera movements. This shaped our set-pieces and provided a further approach of the camera trying to be in locked in with how people move.
"A heightened sense of the environment was created through a very stylised black and white where we drew inspiration from noir cinema but then combined that with the use of streak filters more traditionally used on sci-fi, and vaseline to put a wilder, more surreal spin on it. All of this was done as a way of saying that these artists exist in their own realm, moving to their own rhythms."
|Production Company||Figaro Inc.|
|Executive Producer||Pilar Muro|
|Production Manager||James Wood|
|1st AD||Danny Rumbelow|
|Director of Photography||Brandon Quan|
|Focus Puller||Elliot Poyzner|
|Art Director||Jade O Connor|
|Other credits||Art Assistants - Hazel Singzon/Jimmy Van Twest Spark - Ryan Anderson Title Design - Izzy BC Storyboard Artist - Leo Graziosi BTS Photography - Malini Vaja/Natalia Jerke|
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