There have been some great videos released in the last few weeks. Leading our round-up this time is the latest from Josh Cole, the photographer-turned-music video director who has become renowned for his documentary style promos. This one, for Chase & Status, is a moving narrative shot on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana…
The film tells the story of a young man who attempts to get back in touch with his roots after a tragedy. It is beautifully shot, and works perfectly with the track, titled Alive. Production company: Les Espoirs.
This promo for London Grammar track Nightcall is a one-shot film by director André Chocron. It is an atmospheric promo featuring horses, a caravan on fire and the band doing their thing, and is all quite moody and magnificent. Production company: Friend.
We posted David Bowie’s latest video by Tom Hingston at the end of last week, but before that came this promo for track Love Is Lost (‘Hello Steve Reich’ mix by James Murphy). Director Barnaby Roper mixes geometric graphics with fairly saucy imagery of a couple making out in the ten-minute epic. Production company: Black Dog Films.
Another narrative film now, this time for Arcade Fire track Afterlife. The promo, which is directed by Emily Kai Bock, takes us into the story of a widowed family, and shows a father and two sons lamenting the loss of their mother/wife. Production company: Iconoclast.
Next up is an abstract film, directed by Royal College of Art students Annlin Chao and Alice Dunseath for Where To Go by Chris Morphitis. The features mountainsides and forests bursting into crystal bloom; everything in it was created for real using marbling kits, melting balls of ice and copper-sulphate crystals that were grown overnight and captured using a camera attached to a microscope in the labs of Imperial College London. Production company: Blinkink, in collaboration with RCA.
We finish with something completely different: an interactive website that spoofs some of the recent elaborate online videos. Created by Rajeev Basu for the Denver-based singer ManCub, instead of taking you into new lands at the click of a mouse, this video has the look of an old school videogame but nothing happens in it. You are simply encouraged to queue, and punch yourself in the face to stay awake while you do, scoring points for how long you can wait. Seems perfect for Brits. Above is a promo for the promo, to play with the actual site, go to WaitingInLine3d.com.