User Accounts

Pale Waves 'Lies' by Vasilisa Forbes

Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022

Vasilisa Forbes directs a stylish performance promo for UK rock outfit Pale Waves.

Interweaving her fashion sensibilities with portraiture-style vignettes, Forbes uses lighting and art direction to visualise the compelling track. 

Shot in a studio, the video for Lies spans three contrasting setups which each offer a conceptual take on the lyrics.

"(The track) spoke to me of heartbreak and frustration, yet with punchy empowerment," says Vasilisa Forbes. "I wanted to create a striking performance-focused video for Pale Waves with Heather at the forefront; in a lighting and colour driven studio environment.

"A blue diamond shape is repeated through a performance cube where we mirror ceiling and floor, and a diamond studio formation ‘inversion’. Shadows and mysterious lighting-tonality speak to me of ‘LIES’ - covering up, hiding, sinister details...thoughts taking place in the shadows.

"Playfully the heart motif is presented and repeated through the use of blood-red tones, and heart cut-out lighting frames." 

Featured sponsors

Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022

Tags

  • Director's notes
  • Performance
  • Studio
  • Heart
  • Colourful
  • Vibrant
  • Striking

Popular content

Feedback

Problem with this page? Let us know

Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Vasilisa Forbes
Producer
Alessia Lendrum
Production Company
Executive Producer
Vanessa Mcdonnel
1st AD
Samuel Fullerton

Camera

Director of Photography
Morgan Sinclair
Focus Puller
Nacho Guzman
2nd AC
James Huth

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Krunal Saadrani

Art

Production designer
Joshanne Dar

Wardrobe

Hair
Ellie Bond
Make-up
Rebecca Cawthra

Editorial

Editor
Vasilisa Forbes

Grading

Colourist
Katie Dymmock
Colour grade company

Agent

Director's Representation
OB Management

Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022

Related Content

Industry News