Promonews - 25th Apr 2019

As Chase & Status mine their history to bring us the banging ragga-infused jungle tune Program, Taichi Kimura pulls off a suitably old school dance video.

It's a combination of brooding atmosphere, and blazing energy, p[rovided by skilful use of classic camera techniques and a tremendous, kinetic edit. It's on the money. 


"This video embodies the idea behind Chase and Status' track and [their short doc] RTRN II JUNGLE, going back to recapture and represent what was then with something original that's brimming with that energy today.

"I used various camera techniques because I wanted to create energy through the movement of the camera since the content is simple. When the presence of performer is so great then the portraits of the character can speak of their culture and background itself.

"As a director it’s important to set up a scene that matches the atmosphere an artist creates which gives us those moments worth capturing."

PRO Credits


DirectorTaichi Kimura
ProducerGhandi El-Chamaa
Production CompanyCaviar
Executive ProducerDaniella Manca
Production ManagerZoe Travica
1st ADTom Allan
Director of PhotographyStefan Yap
Focus PullerMarcus Albertsen
2nd ACJomar O'Meally
GafferKieran Brown
WardrobeTerri Higgins
Make-upGeorgia Jade Hope
EditorTaichi Kimura
ColouristVlad Barin
Grading companyCHEAT
Post ProducerThea Dagnaud
Lead actorTheo Oloyade
LabelMercury Records

Promonews - 25th Apr 2019

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