This fall I worked on this music video for the Canadian band Rococode. Five Thousand Fingers, a Montreal based studio, directed the video for the first single;e Banks. It was shot in various location on the Montreal island by DP John Londono on a Red Epic.
In the video, we see different portraits of people living quite different lives that will somehow gather to find their way through a portal. We tried to stay true to the cloudy and mellow mood of the shoot. The studio shots were very intimate and we tried to keep the dimmed and closed atmosphere.
Here is the video:
Band: Rococode Director: Lexane Rousseau and Eli Horn of Five Thousand Fingers DP: John Londono
Here is a quick breakdown of the grades I did:
Every time I work on a project with ValléeDuhamel it’s a lot of fun. This time it was to recreate the creative environment enabled by the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pen as an artist would see it.
Shot on Epic Dragon by DP JP Bernier, the 45 spot is all real hands, objects and gestures … no 3D models. Il was edited and comped by Josh Sherrett @ Mile End Workshop who used some morph and comp tricks to fuse the take together.
The grading gig consisted of giving the scene a very pictural and analog look while playing on the edge of the cartoon universe. I had to match the various background, match the color of the closely tinted objects and fill mask quite a few flying objects.
That’s when Resolve becomes really handy. I was able to give a node for nearly object and animate them independently. The non-linear nature of the node tree also enabled me to efficiently key some hard-to-get colours.
Client : Samsung
Agency : Heaven
Directors & Visual Concept : Julien Vallée & Eve Duhamel (Vallée Duhamel)
Art Director : Carolyne De Bellefeuille (Vallée Duhamel)
Graphic Manager : Olivier Charland (Vallée Duhamel)
Set Manager : Jean-Constant Guigue (Vallée Duhamel)
Art Department : Frédéric Bouin, Thomas Salaun, Faye Duhamel
DOP : Jean-Philippe Bernier
Production Manager : Inès Steinmetzer (Vallée Duhamel)
Director Assistant : Karine Lamontagne
Hair and Make-up Artist : Léonie Lévesque
Dresser : Valérie Brousseau
Casting Director : Roxanne Doucet
Location Researcher : Anouck Serra Godard
Chief Electrical Officer : Hugo Roy
Key Grip : Stéphane Klopp
Assistant Cameraman : Anthony Huneault
Sound man : Dominic Heizmann
Editor : Josh Sherett @ The Workshop
Color grading : Mathieu Marano
Music : XS Studio
And here is the making of: