Music video done for the band The School, based in Trondheim.
From their debut album Espionage (2006).
The record name being «Espionage» and the cover openly using a 60s style design with an old satellite, I emulated the look of the sixties style television shows like «Top of the Pops» that – with their limited technological equipment – today looks quite graphical. It is a style I very much like, with heightened contrasts that give the video a rougher look and fits the hard energy of the song. It also served as a good contrast to the James-Bond-opening style of the coloured segments, with the bad babe in front of the explosions and fire.
For the video the band wanted a straight type live-act. Shot in studio I wanted to find an expression that would give it an edge, something not to typical to this kind of rock videos. The images-within-the-images setup gave me the opportunity to play more with movements and the editing. I could edit both in sync with the music but also in sync with the dancer, something that gave the video a more dynamic flow.
The School: Bad To The Bone
Music video. 2min 52sec. DV.
This is Pastiche Films production no PP008
© 2006 Pastiche Films