Cat Velez - 26th Sept 2016

Directing duo Brainwash - that's Ryan Vernava and Liam Achaibou - have created this electrified performance video sequence, where one piece of footage crash-zooms to the next. 

With oscillating, kaleidoscopic mirror effects, the visual cycles through silhouettes of the band, providing an intensely graphic accompaniment to the pulsating beat of the song. 


"We wanted to use custom analogue distortions to try and create a frenetic and visually mesmerising performance video. Something moody, lo-fi and colourful that plays up the raw energy of the track and presents the band in a way we’ve not seen before. 

"First off we shot a series of performance elements very simply against a black backdrop that we then composited together and animated. Once that was done we converted our digital material to analogue and blasted it through our specially designed circuit-bending box.

"This is all quite experimental and so the aesthetic was an on-going and evolving process, but what we were left with was this kind of constantly shifting psychedelic tunnel of distorted portraits that highlights key moments of performance as they organically emerge from one another."

PRO Credits


Co-DirectorRyan Vernava
Co-DirectorLiam Achaibou
Production CompanyBlindeye Films
ProducerJack Lightfoot
Director's Rep (UK)Lock It In
Production ManagerMatthew Hopper
Assistant ProducerEmily Vincent
1st ADThomas Rawsthorn
Director of PhotographyDavey Gilder
1st ACMatt Farrant
GafferRik Burnell
SparkHarry Gay
DITOliver Martin
Make-upDominique Hawkes
StylistAbigail Halliday
Production AssistantBen Cowan
RunnerJack Gould
EditorDan Davies

Cat Velez - 26th Sept 2016

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