Tom Balkwill of Dirty Looks provided a gorgeous colour grade for the promo, balancing the colour spaces from the different camera shoots and giving an overall “look” to the piece. The images shot in studio feel as if they pop from the screen as the grade brings out the sumptuous reds of the singer’s lips, her fingernails, and the decadent rose petals. The location scenes appear enchanted with a hint of nostalgia and beautiful grittiness.
Co-directors Nicole Nodland and Johnny Blueeyes worked with DOP Charlie Herranz to shoot the video on the Canon 5D over a long Bank Holiday weekend in a number of locations – East London’s Studio Private, the streets of West London and the band’s local The Retro Pub (where you will find at least one Amourist on any day of the week). The promo takes inspiration from a range of retro and avant-garde styles – early Madonna, Adam and the Ants, 1960’s London, as well as a hint of the directors’ infatuations with The Smiths. Singer Nato Stark added her own sassy touch. She observed the bouquets of flower blossoms falling apart en route to the shoot which sparked the idea to pose with an eruption of rose petals flowing from her mouth.
The directing duo has well-established careers in photography and styling for musicians, fashion and advertising. Their music video for The Amourists exudes glamour and confidence, and Loco and Dirty Looks were happy to contribute their technical expertise and creative talents to the project.
Title: Rebound Man Artists: The Amourists Directors: Nicole Nodland & Johnny Blueeyes DOP: Charlie Herranz Stylist: Johnny Blueeyes & Orsolya Szabo Hair & Make-up: Kirka Verinen Offline Editor: Pawel Stec Online Editor: Jon Davey Post Direction: Dan Coster Colour Grade: Tom Balkwill
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