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Morcheeba 'Sounds Of Blue' by Martin J Pickering

Rob Ulitski - 2nd Feb 2021

Martin J Pickering directs a haunting promo for veteran dream-pop duo Morcheeba.

Reminiscing about singer Skye Edwards' first experience of free diving, the concept intertwines elements of surrealism and theatricality, presenting an otherworldly environment that seems to live and breathe on its own. 

The use of luminscent fabrics and clever projection mapping creates a magical version of the ocean, whilst several other materials are recycled to represent different elements in the vibrant, on-screen world. 

DoP Thomas English uses off-kilter angles and smooth transitions to represent the ocean waves, smooth yet discernible, whilst the art direction adds an extra layer of polish to the concept.

Skye was also heavily involved in the look of the video, having made her own dress from scratch, finding the boat, building the mast and choreographing a dance to encompass each of these things.

Rob Ulitski - 2nd Feb 2021

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  • Surreal
  • Electronic
  • otherworldly
  • Underwater
  • Fabric
  • Sand

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Martin J Pickering
Producer
Melissa Massey
Production Company
Big Head Media
Production Manager
Talor Hanson
1st AD
Mark Pickering

Camera

Director of Photography
Focus Puller
Dan Deighton

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Paul Brennan

Art

Art Director
Emily Pickering

Editorial

Editor
Martin J Pickering

Commission

Label
Kartel Music Group

Rob Ulitski - 2nd Feb 2021

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