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


DirectorCharlie Robins
ProducerJoseph J Goldman
Production CompanyFRIEND
Executive ProducerLuke Tierney
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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