Jamie xx 'Gosh (Behind The Scenes)' by Kim Chapiron

Jamie xx 'Gosh (Behind The Scenes)' by Kim Chapiron

It's difficult to put the immense scale of Romain Gavras' stellar video for Jamie xx's Gosh into words, which is probably why this Behind the Scenes documentary by Kim Chapiron is almost entirely void of any dialogue that explicitly details the production.

Never one for explaining himself too literally, this doc doesn't follow Gavras as he explains shot by shot his intentions, or how he wants the video to look. For more illumination, you're better off reading Dazed's interview with the director. Simply, you, through the eyes of Kim Chapiron, wander around this gigantic location and watch on in awe at the sheer scale of this production. 

When this video first appeared (and then promptly disappeared for a while) the claims of 'No CGI or 3D effects!' were met with a resounding "How?!". And whilst the game isn't given away here entirely, it's an eye-opening look at what went on during the shoot.

It's a hypnotic piece of documentary (with one hilarious moment about halfway through) entirely worthy of a transcendent piece of music video art.

• Romain Gavras breaks down the Jamie xx 'Gosh' video on DAZED 

Credits

Director
Kim Chapiron
Producer Company
IconoclastIconoclast website
Executive Producer
Roman Pichon Herrera
Line Producer
Arnaud Le Méné
Production Coordinator
Mélodie Buchris
Director of Photography
Mattias Rudh
Movi and Drone Operator
Myron Mance
Drone Pilot
Malan Thinus
Stylist
Hannah Edwards
Casting
Philippe Elkoubi
Production Services
Eagle Media
Producer
Edmond Tao
Line Producer (China)
Quoi Zhang Jing
1st assistant camera
Zhu « Leo » Lian
Grip
Adrian Wigerdal
1st Assistant Director
Thomas Chow
2nd Assistant Director
Wang Zhi Rong
Editor
Flora Volperliere
Colourist
Mathieu Caplanne
Flame Artist
Clément Germain
Sound Editor
Marco Casanova
Post Production Supervisor
Renaud Coulon
Editing and Grading Services
Poster
Coordinator
Cyril Bordesoulle
Special Effects
Mathematics
Supervisor
Emeric Samier
Coordinator
Guillaume Marien

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