alt-J 'U&ME' by Prosper Unger-Hamilton
Prosper Unger-Hamilton turns alt-J's trip to the skatepark into an acid-fuelled fever dream for U&ME, the first release from the band's long-awaited fourth album.
Inspired by '90s skate videos, Unger-Hamilton - brother of bandmember Gus - incorporates inspired use of visual effects into his lo-fi footage filmed at Romford skatepark, riffing on the classic paranoia of the stoned skater, both before and after a horrible faceplanting smash by singer Joe Newman.
With gigantic bowls, towering ramps, incoming twisters and crumbling asphalt, Unger-Hamilton visualises some unspoken skater-fears in a mesmeric, dreamlike style reminiscent of early DANIELS and BRTHR videos.
And as well as achieving that rarity of having alt-J themselves appearing in their own video, he even gets a murmur of lipsync in there too, from the facially-injured Newman.
|1st AD||Gizem Kuru|
|Director of Photography||Isaac Eastgate|
|Focus Puller||Karl Hui|
|2nd AC||Nina Mangold|
|Camera operator||Sirus F Gahan|
|Art Director||David O'Neil|
|Post production company||Black Kite Studios|
|Other credits||Production Assistant: Noot Coats Runners: Tyshan Dwyer, Jashan Walton DIT: Ross Wilson Camera Assistant: Brian Blockyer Spark: Harrison Newman Art Department Assistant: Matty Mancey Jones|
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