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alt-J 'U&ME' by Prosper Unger-Hamilton

Promonews - 5th Oct 2021

Prosper Unger-Hamilton turns alt-J's trip to the skatepark into an acid-fuelled fever dream for U&ME, the first release from the band's long-awaited fourth album.

Inspired by '90s skate videos, Unger-Hamilton - brother of bandmember Gus - incorporates inspired use of visual effects into his lo-fi footage filmed at Romford skatepark, riffing on the classic paranoia of the stoned skater, both before and after a horrible faceplanting smash by singer Joe Newman.

With gigantic bowls, towering ramps, incoming twisters and crumbling asphalt, Unger-Hamilton visualises some unspoken skater-fears in a mesmeric, dreamlike style reminiscent of early DANIELS and BRTHR videos.

And as well as achieving that rarity of having alt-J themselves appearing in their own video, he even gets a murmur of lipsync in there too, from the facially-injured Newman.  

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Promonews - 5th Oct 2021

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  • After Effects
  • Pick of the Day
  • VFX
  • Alternative
  • Skate Park
  • Skateboarding

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Prosper Unger-hamilton
Producer
Production Company
1st AD
Gizem Kuru

Camera

Director of Photography
Isaac Eastgate
Focus Puller
Karl Hui
2nd AC
Nina Mangold
Camera operator
Sirus F Gahan

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Oliver Craig

Art

Art Director
David O'Neil

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Nichola Farnan
Make-up
Jess Summer

Editorial

Editor
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Thomas Mangham

VFX

VFX
Metaphysic Ltd
Post production company
Black Kite Studios

Commission

Commissioner
Andrew Law

Other credits

Production Assistant

Noot Coats

Runners

Tyshan Dwyer, Jashan Walton

DIT

Ross Wilson

Camera Assistant

Brian Blockyer

Spark

Harrison Newman

Art Department Assistant

Matty Mancey Jones

Promonews - 5th Oct 2021

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