Rob Ulitski - 15th Sept 2020

Charlie Robins directs a distorted performance video for Yellow Days, featuring Mac Demarco. 

Shot against a green-screen with tracking markers prominently on display, the visual for The Curse starts as straight performance, before Yellow Days - aka George van den Broek - glitches into a virtual avatar, cloning and multiplying against the increasingly warped backdrop. 

Cascading into weirder aesthetics, the environment becomes a pre-vis playground, scrambling through dozens of locations and forms. And there's a cameo from Mac Demarco - his 3D avatar, that is - during his guitar instrumental break. 

Quirky and offbeat, the video is an excellent accompaniment to the lilting track, and a testament to the slew of ways the human likeness can be manipulated through technology. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorCharlie Robins
ProducerJoseph J. Goldman
Production ManagerHugo Holford
Director of PhotographyChris Clarke
Focus PullerSam Harding
GafferRyan Monteith
Make-upZoey Olechnowicz
CommissionerCharlie Shawcross
Other creditsForm Capture: Fred Hair Animator: Ben Dosage VFX, Compositing And Grade: Phil Wood

Rob Ulitski - 15th Sept 2020

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