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  • scarumPart 10 of the Heroes For Ghosts Director's Commentary! 😊 5 years ago I flew to #Norway to shoot a #musicvideo (or more accurately a #short #film) for @thegatheringband with their singer @siljewer. The #video was for #HeroesForGhosts, the first track off their new album #Disclosure. The video was shot in just 4 days.
    To mark the fifth anniversary of the video I will share a couple of #scenes from the video and give a #DirectorsCommentary. Full video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-zhD8Qh9w #dslr #filmmaking #director @knarfd50 @rrutten
    Hanging out of the back of a Volkswagen with @lilletvedten at the wheel, driving fast, my #canon #5dmkII above the street, the #Mustang behind us, rugged landscape all around. No #rig, everything #handheld. Such a thrill. I love that #shot as we drive over the bridge.
    A #transition to the #clouds drifting past, the darkness of this bad relationship finally clearing away. I #filmed this high up on a mountain, really like the way the sunbeams break through the clouds.
    We’re nearly at the end of Silje’s journey, the #viewpoint switches to #subjective for a moment as we see the landscape in the sun. All of this has been leading up to this moment. Silje, bathed in #sunlight, turns from looking into the sun straight into the #camera. Triumphant look on her beautiful face before being enveloped by pure light. This was the #heroshot. She did so well with that look! I insisted on #breakingthefourthwall here and connecting this Silje to the Silje that can be seen singing throughout. For better or worse this is one of my favorite #images from the video.

    The #narrative is over, the #story has been told, but that’s not all there is. Her escape wasn’t the main point of the video. It’s also about her internal struggle, the turmoil and doubt. From here on we dive into her subconscious, through the portal that’s been the symbol for the unconscious for so long, water. The shimmering, manipulated image of the surface of water beckons as Silje sings “fall into me…”. More next time! 😊
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