Thursday, July 13, 2006

Elvis '68 comeback special

A music video for the ├╝ber-talented The Dears , forst single off their upcoming album.

The concept was to somewhat emulate the opening number of the famous Elvis 1968 comeback special (there's been a reissue on DVD recently)

And of course, we took liberties :-) Director ( Maxime Giroux ) was not looking for a direct replica, but rather a similar feel.

Shot with the Varicam at 30fps. The red background was lit with 5k skypans, and the red " YOU " sign were a hodgepodge of red household bulbs, ranging from 30 to 60 watts.

Post was done at Ottoblix in Montreal.

Frame grabs are pulled from the compressed quicktime preview, ergo the compressy look