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Schafter ft Houston X 'Need Help' by Kalina Pulit

Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2020

Kalina Pulit explores surveillance and observation in her promo for teenage Polish rapper Schafter, featuring London rapper Houston X. 

The video for Need Help was shot in both Warsaw and in London, and is a frenetic journey through lo-fi aesthetics and fly-on-the-wall perspectives, featuring numerous TV screens in a nod to pioneering video artist Nam June Paik. 

The performances are suitably offbeat and energetic, celebrating the dynamism of the concept. 

KALINA PULIT:

The video features 25 TV screens, 12 CCTV cameras and 270 metres of cable.

"The video was inspired by the idea of trying to get away from something but being unable to, and perhaps enjoying the thrill of it along the way.

"Key visual influences include the work of a video art pioneer, Nam June Paik, footage of Kate Moss under surveillance, as well as a set of music videos exploring the concept of someone being observed, both knowingly and unknowingly.

"Born out of constraint of needing to capture two artists in two different countries in the midst of self-isolation, the CCTV theme provided a point of connection between two narratives.

"Shot on 16mm, in London and Warsaw, the video features 25 TV screens, 12 CCTV cameras and 270 metres of cables."

Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2020

Tags

  • Performance
  • Surreal
  • Hip Hop
  • Rap
  • Alternative
  • Lo-fi
  • Surveillance
  • CCTV
  • Nam June Paik

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Producer
Maruška Dukić, Elliot Zelmanovits
Production Company
Executive Producer
Kacper Sawicki, Paweł Bondarowicz
Production Manager
Karol Pieńkowski
1st AD
Sofia Karolina Jakubowska

Camera

Director of Photography
Igor Połaniewicz
Focus Puller
Bradley Stearn, Łukasz Karbowiak
2nd AC
Jakub Żukowski

Editorial

Editor

Grading

Colourist
Fred Van Eeden

VFX

VFX
Rio De Post
Post production company
Rio De Post
Post Producer
Sylwia Desowska

Commission

Commissioner
Jan Porębski
Label
Restaurant Posse

Other credits

Production Assistant

Steve Charalambous

Steadicam

Jacek Drofiak

Stagehand

Dzbanek / Stagehand Collective

Graphic Design

Ieva Misiukonytė

Making Of

Natalia Adach & Kuba Bors

Film Lab

WFDiF & Cinelab London

Camera Equipment

PANAVISION & ATM System

Lighting Equipment

Feral & Heliograf

Catering

Finlay Logan & Beton

Medic

Mariusz Fornalski

Driver

David Burridge

Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2020

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