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Bonobo ft Jordan Rakei 'Shadows' by BWTV

Rob Ulitski - 20th Jan 2022

BWTV directs an evocative promo for Bonobo's Shadows, featuring Jordan Rakei, focusing on abstract imagery and graphics. 

Exploring the power of memory and everyday experience through patterns, shadow and light, the video transcends a traditional structure, instead focusing on repetitive sequences and brief, fleeting moments in time.

"Shadows are reflections of ourselves, our movements, whims, wants and urges - like memories happening in the present; like scars that leave no mark," comment Liam Achaibou and Ryan Vernava - aka BWTV. "They are a creeping measure of passing moments: alive, immediate and fleeting. They stretch and bend to the world around them and they thicken and fade as the days roll on.

"We wanted to make a video that meditates on these ideas; using found captured and created material to investigate the patterns and visual metaphors that emerge as we experimented with the footage.

"Using the emotional language of the shadow we began to build sequences and patterns reminiscent of how one might compose a multitrack piece of music. Layers, lots of layers..."
 

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  • VFX
  • Alternative
  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Pattern
  • Sequence
  • Structure
  • Imagery
  • Graphics

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
BWTV
Producer
Lexi Kiddo
Production Company
Executive Producer
Executive Producer

Editorial

Editor
Daniel Davies

Grading

Colourist
Alex Gregory

VFX

Post production company
No.8 London

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
John Moule
Label
Ninja Tune

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