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Client: Mumzy Stranger Dir: Ben Adam-Harris This is a music video I directed for Mumzy Stranger. I really love the look of pen and ink, graphic … Read More
Client: Mumzy Stranger Dir: Ben Adam-Harris This is a music video I directed for Mumzy Stranger. I really love the look of pen and ink, graphic novels like Sin City and the style of Sin City and The Spirit and I really wanted to make something in this style. I was given this opportunity when I won the pitch to direct this video. We shot on green screen on HD at Denmark Studios, North London. I then went on a photo trip around London and took photos of all the main landmarks and other street elements I found interesting. I used photoshop's threshold to gain the silhouette look and added various paint splats and drips. In After Effects I constructed the different sets in 3D - which I had used a bit before but really learnt through this project how I could maximise this technique. I edited the video in FCP and then composited the footage in After Effects using keylight. I think the footage could have been lit better and I think now I would have treated the footage to make it blend more with it's environment but overall I'm pretty pleased especially in the short time span I had to make this video. This video was shown on MTV Base, featured on MTV and BBC News and was nominated for 'Best Video' at the Asian Music Awards 2010. Read Less
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Client: Mumzy Stranger
Dir: Ben Adam-Harris
 
This is a music video I directed for Mumzy Stranger.
I really love the look of pen and ink, graphic novels like Sin City and the style of Sin City and The Spirit and I really wanted to make something in this style.
I was given this opportunity when I won the pitch to direct this video.
We shot on green screen on HD at Denmark Studios, North London. I then went on a photo trip around London and took photos of all the main landmarks and other street elements I found interesting. I used photoshop's threshold to gain the silhouette look and added various paint splats and drips.
In After Effects I constructed the different sets in 3D - which I had used a bit before but really learnt through this project how I could maximise this technique.
I edited the video in FCP and then composited the footage in After Effects using keylight.
I think the footage could have been lit better and I think now I would have treated the footage to make it blend more with it's environment but overall I'm pretty pleased especially in the short time span I had to make this video.
This video was shown on MTV Base, featured on MTV and BBC News and was nominated for 'Best Video' at the Asian Music Awards 2010.
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