Chemical Brothers, Dancing Fish

To create the promo for new single, The Salmon Dance, the Chemical Brothers turned to the team that created the award-winning video to their track Believe back in May 2005. Directed by Dom & Nic of Factory Films, the promo for The Salmon Dance sees a young guy waking up to the sound of a muffled beat. As he wanders through his rather roomy pad, he realises the noise is coming from his aquarium. It’s at this point that the fish start talking, beatboxing and rapping…

To create the promo for new single, The Salmon Dance, the Chemical Brothers turned to the team that created the award-winning video to their track Believe back in May 2005. Directed by Dom & Nic of Factory Films, the promo for The Salmon Dance sees a young guy waking up to the sound of a muffled beat. As he wanders through his rather roomy pad, he realises the noise is coming from his aquarium. It’s at this point that the fish start talking, beatboxing and rapping…

We’re currently talking to the post production team at Framestore CFC, headed up by Creative Future Ben Cronin, in order to take a look at the making of the video in the September issue of Creative Review.

Full credits:

The Salmon Dance by The Chemical Brothers
Directors: Dom & Nic
Producer: John Madsen
Production company: Factory Films
Post production: Framestore CFC
VFX supervisor: Ben Cronin
Lead TD / 3d supervisor: Simon French
Animation leads: Mike Mellor, Nicklas Andersson
Animators: Dale Newton, Sylvain Marc, Andrew Daffy, Florent de La Taille
TDs: Dan Seddon, Henry van der Beek, Paul Denhard, Ben Falcone, Alex Doyle, Diarmid Harrison-Murray
Junior TDs: Richard Coley, Jabed Khan, Peter Claes
Compositors: Chris Redding, Pedro Sabrosa, Darran Nicholson
Telecine: Dave Ludlam
Producer: Sarah Hiddlestone

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