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Coldplay X Selena Gomez 'Let Somebody Go' by Dave Meyers

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Feb 2022

Chris Martin and Selena Gomez are worlds apart in this evocative promo for Let Somebody Go, directed by Dave Meyers. 

We see the artists in a distorted New York cityscape, surrounded by an environment that steadily contorts into a surrealist dreamworld. 

Building upon themes of loss and moving on, we see Martin and Gomez tread the same path in seemingly parallel worlds, coming together for a short moment in a freefall, before parting again at the resolution of the video. 

The distinctive black and white style achieves a balance of French New Wave-era aesthetics and a dizzying display of visual effects prowess, resulting in a visual that is powerful and timeless. 

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Feb 2022

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  • Pop
  • Black and white
  • French New Wave
  • VFX
  • Performance
  • Surreal
  • Dreamworld

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Dave Meyers
Co-Producer
Brian Bell
Executive Producer
Nathan Scherrer
1st AD
Kenny Taylor
Production Supervisor
Julio Mata Jr.
Production Manager
Christine Park
Production Coordinator
Chris Fish
2nd AD
Gerald Hickman
2nd AD
Gerald Hickman
2nd 2nd AD
Sarah Craveiro
Conceived by
Dave Meyers and Yoann Bourgeois
PA
Set
PA
Truck
Director's Assist
Mia Barnes
Director's Assist
Cameron Erickson
Head of Production
Ben Piety
Creative Producer
Tara Sheree
Financial Controller
Kim Rosenthal
Financial Controller Asst
Tommy Gleason

Camera

Director of Photography
Scott Cunningham
1st AC
Pergrin Jung
2nd AC
Amina Zadeh
DIT
Daniel Satinoff
Key Grip
Dave Riggio
BBG
Reece Glover
Dolly Grip
Craig Riley
Grip
Mike Guthrie, Ricky Rosales, Mike Muller, Arik Hirsch
Grip Driver
Anthony Mollicone

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Mike Van Meter
BBE
Vincent O Carroll
Electric
Steven Martinez, Ernie Rosas
Electric Hyphenate Driver
Payton Ewing

Art

Production designer
François Audouy
Art Coordinator
Jessica Madia
Set Decorator
Sandy Lindstedt
Leadman
Sean Deveaux
Set Dressers
David Lafond, Brandon Allhouse, Jason Bowman, Bradley Specht, Michael Oliver, Jonathan Amico
Scenic
Mikhail Pecherkin, Ashleigh Scott
Lead FX
Tim Geary

Wardrobe

Coldplay Clothing Director & Stylist
Beth Fenton
Chris Martin Video Styling
Marta Del Rio
Groomer
Sienree Du & Britt Sully
Selena Gomez Stylist
Kate Young
Hair
Marissa Marino
Makeup
Melissa Murdick
Nails
Tom Bachik
BG Stylist
Lisa Madonna

Choreography

Choreographer
Yoann Bourgeois

Casting

Stunt Co-ordinator
Brian Simpson

Editorial

Editor
Alyssa Oh
Edit Producer
Janae Abraham

Grading

Colourist
Les Umberger

VFX

VFX Supervisor
Les Umberger
Sr. VFX Artist
Ryan O’Phelan, Chris Nik
Sr. Compositor
Tina Wallace
CG Generalist
Glenn bundesmann
Compositors
Lautaro Monardo & Vincent Wood
EP
Gary Mundell
VFX Producer
Dale Taylor
VFX Production Mngr
Carlos Delgado
Layout Supervisior
Christopher Paizis
CG Supervisor
Chris Hanlon
Compositing Supervisor
Ross Nakamura
VFX Editor
Ken Rogerson

Misc

Choreographer Assistant
Marie Vaudin
Assistant Editor
Jack Kanner

Other credits

VTR

Matt Schaver

Playback

Robert Buckholz

Stunt Utility

Jimmy Stephans, Mike Owen, Clint Jones, Ryan DeVida

Stunt Double

Owen Szabo & Kate Cochran

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Feb 2022

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