Coldplay 'Up&Up' by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

Coldplay 'Up&Up' by Vania Heymann and Gal MuggiaColdplay 'Up&Up' by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

Waiter, there's an oil rig in my soup. After blowing everybody's minds consistently over the last couple of years with videos like Roy Kafri's Mayokero and CeeLo Green's Robin Williams, Vania Heymann is back - teaming up with Gal Muggia to co-direct an incredible video for Coldplay.

The video uses seamless compositing to play with perspective and blend images together that would otherwise have no business being combined. Up is West. Down is behind you. Chris Martin is a thousand feet tall and using a mountain range as a beanbag. It'd be an almost nightmarish vision if it wasn't so brilliantly done.

It's not all lovely imagery without a point though - there's some visual nods to the refugee crisis and a general reminder that the world is a very mixed up place and we're all closer to it than we think.

Credits

Director
Vania Heymann
Director
Gal Muggia
Creative Director
Phil Harvey
Artist management
Dave Holmes
Artist management
Mandi Bursteen
Commissioner
Sam Seager
Production Company
PrettybirdPrettybird website
Executive Producer
Juliette Larthe
Producer
Natan Schottenfels
Director's Representation
Joceline Gabriel
Executive Producer
Nathan Scherrer
Producer
Juliette Larthe
Production Coordinator
Laura Thomas-Smith
Production Coordinator
Cheyenne Miller
Editor
Gal Muggia
VFX
Vania Heymann
VFX
Gloria FX
Director of Photography
Roman Linetsky
Director of Photography
John Schmidt
Director of Photography
Vania Heymann
Titles
Tal Baltuch
VFX
Amit Chachek
VFX
Gil Gavish
VFX Company
Real Motion
Sound design
Shlomi Atlas
Archive Research
Jane Tucker
Treatment Layout & Design
Daniel Fletcher
Production Supervisor
Christina Woolston
Production Coordinator
Doug Smith
1st Assistant Director
Gabe Blom
2nd Assistant Director
Dan Majkut
1st Assistant Camera
Shane Duckworth
2nd Assistant Camera
Cai Hall
Techno Crane
Matt Roberts
Gaffer
Zach Sulivan
Best Boy Electric
Tim Berg
Electricians
Dave Tumblety and Rick Mitchell
Key Grip
Ken Tanzer
Best Boy Grip
Steve Girouard
Grips
Keith Steinberg and Jason Schaffner
Props
Malcom Sansire, James Lasso and Christina Chandler
Media
Jeffery Haggerman, Arturo Lopez and Tony Starbuck
Production Assistants
Dave Terra, Ron Lokiby, Kat Cameron, Josh Zimmerman, Eric Helper and Joe Pesce
Production Company Ukraine
Radioaktive Film
Executive Producer
Sasha Bevka and Darko Skulsky
Producer
Ole Yakovleva
Production Manager
Nick Semko
Production Assistant
Oleg Ptashnyk
Art Director
Sergey Vinichuk
1st Assistant Director
Dennis Sonin
Gaffer
Valera Latuga
Wardrobe
Dasha Filshina
Hair & Make Up Artist
Marta Skalskya
Media
Jan Wachowski
Chaperone
Alexsandra Voskova
Catering
Natasha Barilo
Gloria FX Executive Producer
Max Colt
Producer
Sergii Mashevskyi
VFX Supervisor
Anatolii Kuzmytskyi
Special thanks
Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Merryman, Will Champion and Phil Harvey, Dave Holmes and Mandi Bursteen, Sam Seager, Roy, Sigal and Noah Kafri, Rona Segal, Anisia Affek, Tom Melnick, RIO, Indy Hait, Maya Ish Shalom, Sasha Bevko, Joseph Weizenecker, Big Apple Studios and R- Space Kiev, Kerstin Emhoff, Ali Brown, Candice Dragonas and all at PRETTYBIRD.

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