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.
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.
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
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
Twin Peaks / Fire Walk With Me
La La Land
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.
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
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
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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