Video Brief: 6776

Commissioner United Kingdom
Closed
Budget
GBP £5000
Opens
25 Jun 2019
Closes
30 Jun 2019
Deliver
22 Jul 2019

Highly energetic performance video to be shot in a grand setting

Management is looking for a highly energetic performance video for Amber Run's new song Neon Circus.

We would like something captivating but with an intimate/close/sweaty vibe, something gritty.

Concept ideas

Looking for a strong performance in a classic looking location with maybe additional performers around the band (actors/dancers).

A ‘grand setting’, but we'd like to focus on individual performances and an emphasis on close-ups, sweaty/the grit of real strong performances. Close shots in contrast with wide shots of the space

We like the idea of shooting this at a classic cinema or theatre. Having a leader countdown projected onto the screen/stage curtain at the start setting the scene before focusing closer on the band so it feels like it is in a very grand setting, but the focus is closer on the band and not overstated or in-your-face.

Location

Some location suggestions below.

The Screen on the Green - Islington

Duke of York picturehouse in Brighton (potentially a free space)

Hyde Park Picture House - Leeds

20th Century Theatre - Notting Hill

Style

Maintain classic 50s cinema aesthetic through this video also

Retro and British feel

We love the idea of shooting on film for this to give it a grainy, gritty feel (if this fits the budget).

Super 8 style moments (4:3) cut with widescreen takes could be really interesting

Visual references

Twin Peaks / Fire Walk With Me

La La Land

 

Wes Anderson

Colours

About the song

Neon circus is a comment socially on how difficult it is to remain closeness and feel close to people when we’re staring at our phones. It's about trying to get closer and more connected, so we'd like the video to be engaging.

Lyrics

Hey now
We’ve made it somehow
Still trying to make sense of this life we’re living
It bends us, plays games with us
Just playing out part in this
Neon Circus
it starts as a whisper
And it turns to a shout
It burns like an ember
And it keeps on burning
Until it flares from the inside out
It starts as a feeling
Until it bursts out your mouth
It breaks like an ocean
And your bones start breaking and
Your lungs start giving out
It’s a Neon Circus
A Circus
Hey now you’ve made it somehow
Still trying to make sense of this life I’m living
It bends us plays, plays games with us
Just playing our part in this Neon Circus

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Highly energetic performance video to be shot in the UK.
Looking for a strong performance in a classic looking location with maybe additional performers around the band (actors/dancers).
They would like the idea of shooting this at a classic cinema or theatre.