The Amazons 'Ultraviolet' by Oscar Sansom

The Amazons 'Ultraviolet' by Oscar Sansom
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The Amazons got all scratched up by Oscar Sansom and lived to tell the tale.

With a performance shot on 16mm, Sansom took to "mutilating the negative" as he puts it. In fact, he has shown terrific delicacy in enhancing the power of the performance with physical marks on the neg.
 

From the director

OSCAR SANSOM:

"I am very focused on process in my work and the idea of really crafting something. It was important to me not to just add animation digitally in this video but to physically scratch and effect the negative. The band has this amazing effortless rock’n roll attitude and sound and I wanted to reflect that through the techniques I used.

"Shot on 16mm to give it a beautiful filmic texture I then went about mutilating the final negative. Bleach, scratching, ink and fire were my weapons of choice, I did everything you are told not to do with a negative and there is something quite enjoyable about that punk style approach to making."

Credits

Director
Oscar Sansom
Producer
Ailsa Vanessa Tapping
Production Company
Forest Of Black
Executive Producer
Beth Allan
Director of Photography
James Rhodes
Focus Puller
Luke Cairns
2nd AC
Darren Johnson
Gaffer
Bill Rae Smith
Wardrobe
Harris Elliott, Bevan Agyemang
Hair
Charlotte Creighton
Make-up
Charlotte Creighton
Editor
Michael Sherrington, Oscar Sansom
Editing company
Forest Of Black
VFX
Oscar Sansom
VFX
Ross Hogg
Director's Representation
Las Bandas Be BraveLas Bandas Be Brave website
Commissioner
Carrie Sutton
Studio
East London StudiosEast London Studios website
Sparks
Sam Alberg & David Sedgwick
Trainee Spark
Rufai Ajala
Desk Op
Daf Cook
Runners
Femi Anderson & Tor Richards

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