A monumental awe-inspiring music video for Placebo directed by Saman Kesh, built up as an attention-testing quiz. Warning: You might find yourself in need to re-watch… To pass the test, that is! Ok, and also because it looks simply stunning! From the press release: “An unique tale of lust, treachery, drugs, deceit – and confusion,  this music video deconstructs a brief event set at a house party sometime in the near future.  As the event replays, subtle nuances and mysteries are revealed, prompting different interpretations of the scene.  In the end the viewer is invited to interact with the video and provide their own account of what really happened.” Credits: Director: Saman Kesh Co-Writer: Nate Eggert Producer: Sarah Park Cinematographer: Isaac Bauman Art Director: Jason Kisvarday Wardrobe: Michelle Thompson Editors: Mandy Brown & Saman Kesh Makeup: Karina Moore Graphics: Sean Chang Visual FX: Chad Goei (Glow Gun) Colorist: Derek Hansen (MPC) Assistant Director: Howard Butler Executive Producer: Ross Levine Additional Graphics: Mindy Benner Commissioner: John Moule Rep: Joceline Gabriel Label: Universal Music Group

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    A monumental awe-inspiring music video for Placebo directed by Saman Kesh, built up as an attention-testing quiz.

    Warning: You might find yourself in need to re-watch… To pass the test, that is! Ok, and also because it looks simply stunning!

    From the press release:

    “An unique tale of lust, treachery, drugs, deceit – and confusion,  this music video deconstructs a brief event set at a house party sometime in the near future.  As the event replays, subtle nuances and mysteries are revealed, prompting different interpretations of the scene.  In the end the viewer is invited to interact with the video and provide their own account of what really happened.”

    Credits:
    Director: Saman Kesh
    Co-Writer: Nate Eggert
    Producer: Sarah Park
    Cinematographer: Isaac Bauman
    Art Director: Jason Kisvarday
    Wardrobe: Michelle Thompson
    Editors: Mandy Brown & Saman Kesh
    Makeup: Karina Moore
    Graphics: Sean Chang
    Visual FX: Chad Goei (Glow Gun)
    Colorist: Derek Hansen (MPC)
    Assistant Director: Howard Butler
    Executive Producer: Ross Levine
    Additional Graphics: Mindy Benner
    Commissioner: John Moule
    Rep: Joceline Gabriel
    Label: Universal Music Group

    Tags: conceptual, directors from US, live-action, vfx


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