A few weeks back we were lucky enough to be asked to produce the latest music video for To Kill A King, for their new track; Love Is Coal. For those who haven’t already seen it, please see above. For those who have, we thank you for the huge amount of positive feedback on Twitter / Youtube!
Ben, who acted as director came to our office for an initial meeting to brief us on his concept for the video. A one shot, lyric based video that involved speed ramps, a non-linear timeline, a constantly changing depth of field and two girls going to bed…
Logistically speaking the video required a military level of planning, and a fair bit of luck to pull off. We had to contend with lighting casting shadows that would reveal the camera man, reflections in mirrors / windows, and timing issues to get the lyrics synced. Obviously these problems become even more troublesome when you are shooting a one shot take.
To give you an idea of the planning that went into the movement paths throughout the flat, here is one of many diagrams that were made prior to shooting: