David Knight - 25th Feb 2020

Alexandra Green's video for French musician and producer Oklou is simple, cool, and exquisitely effective.

Oklou, dressed in red, sits among black rocks in a blacked-out space, an otherworldly studio set. She performs her Mura Masa-produced song Entertnmnt to camera, as it rotates around her. That's it, more or less. But the contact between her eye and the camera, as it executes a parabola - moving away and then getting closer again as it circles around her - is transfixing.

James Rhodes' camerawork is executed so that Oklou is always the centre of attention, while the set - an arrangement of rockery by art director Afra Zamara - is quite intriguing in itself.

Overall this is a great example of director and choreographer Ally Green relying on the movement of the camera rather than the subject to grab the viewer's attention. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorAlexandra Green
ProducerScarlett Barclay
Executive ProducerTim Marshall
Production ManagerWies Millenaar
1st ADCem Aytacli
Director of PhotographyJames Rhodes
Focus PullerAJ Golesworthy
2nd ACKy Brasey
GafferJim Knight
Art DirectorAfra Zamara
WardrobeTati Cotliar
Hair & Make-upJess Summer
Make-upJess Summer
Grading companyEnvy
Post ProducerRebecca Townsend
CommissionerRobin Pasricha
Other creditsStylist Assistant (on Set) - Keeley Dawson Art Assistant (On Set) - Bianca Trombi Art Assistant (On Set) - Martina Giuseppone Art Assistant (On Set) - Teodoro Rava Runner (Intern) - George Bamford White

David Knight - 25th Feb 2020

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