Hi, I just stumbled upon this dutch band and their videos completely blew my mind, it's beautiful, it's creative, it's incredibly dynamic and the tech seems to be as good as it gets by my standards, this is the kind of stuff I'm aiming for (and I know I'm far from it yet)
so I was wondering, how would YOU make this video? and what do you think the technical and creative challenges were.
Obviously, camera motion is outstanding
Character background is actually there, the acting may have been eased up by the lyrics and rapping but it's there nonetheless
Locations were completely insane
The fact that there are 3 different themes, one for each character, each with its own pace and philosophy. to me the most beautiful is the 3rd, the craziest has to be the 2nd, both being visually strong characters, while the 1st is maybe the most "standard" type of "hardcore rapper"
obviously loved the Peter Jackson's reference too, their whole album seems to have strong influence from the 7th art in general (you can tell by the titles)
I've read somewhere that they used 5D DSLR for filming, but it seems to me that they may also have used actual video cameras and high level equipment (dollies, steadycam and whatnot, there's probably some blue/green screen here and there, and definitely extremely well made special effects)
what I'd like to do with this topic is to get to the bottom of this, retrace the "behind the scenes" story, figure out how those amazing shots were made and what it took to get there if you will.