Rob Ulitski - 27th Aug 2020

Thomas Davis continues his collaboration with alternative dance threesome NOISY, with the video for Put A Record On. 

Featuring actress and model Miki Davis - and very little of the NOISY boys - the video is built around a lip-sync performance, shot on the hottest day of the year so far. 

DoP Luke C Harper uses 16mm film and ramped shutter speeds to create a nostalgic and frantic vibe, perfectly matching the in-your-face style of the track. 

THOMAS DAVIS:

We knew exactly the ‘type’ of girl we wanted. Miki came in and just raised the bar.

"Cody (NOISY front man) first played me Put A Record On when we were editing the video for Bring the Drums Back. Unmixed and mastered the song still sounded massive! Immediately, we knew that we needed to make a video that felt original and euphoric, displaying a real 'pick me up' vibe on screen.

"We wanted to create something that left the viewer indulged in the world of the song. We came up with the idea of having a girl just perform all of Cody’s vocal to the camera. As if she was taking on the full role of the band’s front man.

"As new shooting regulations kicked in, we tried to make the idea work in a COVID friendly way, by only have one female lead, in one controlled location. The idea, then just grew and fell into place from there.

"The casting process was exciting, we knew exactly the ‘type’ of girl we wanted. Miki, came in and just raised the bar. From her first tape to the rehearsal, she just straight off understood the project and the vision. It all just clicked into place.

"All of this coupled with 16mm! I'm really proud of this video."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorThomas Davis
ProducerJake River Parker
Executive ProducerRamy Dance
Executive ProducerTony Roberts
1st ADJoe Starrs
Director of PhotographyLuke C Harper
Focus PullerSammy Johnson
2nd ACSarah Collins
SteadicamGrant Sandy Phillips
GafferConnor Adams
Art DirectorCharlie Stuart Grumbar
WardrobePhoebe Butterworth
Make-upChloe Rose
EditorCharles Gamble
ColouristConnor Coolbear
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXShivam
Lead actorMiki Davis
CommissionerSam Flynn
CommissionerEmily Jeffery
Other creditsSpark: Max Hodgkinson Covid Supervisor: David Goodwin Camera Kit Hire: One Stop Films Prod Design Assistant: Alice Cox Colour Producer: Oliver Whitworth @ ETC Film Scanning & Processing: Cinelab, London Artist MGMT: Dan Brown @ Raw Power Mgmt

Rob Ulitski - 27th Aug 2020

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