Rob Ulitski - 9th Sept 2021

James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks - aka Rottingdean Bazaar - bring their innovative mixed media magic to Audiobooks' new promo for Lalala It’s The Good Life.

Working with longtime collaborator Annie Collinge, they styled and photographed the band in a studio to create stills for detailed fabric prints. They then poke hands through, fold, wobble, and vacuum the prints against a variety of muted backdrops, allowing them to pop off the screen.

By packing each frame with clever movements to create the impression of moving lips, guitar playing and dancing - and that's just the start of it - the video has instant replay value. In true Rotttingdean style, they capture the chaos and fun of the track while creating something that is distinctively them. 

Following on from their adventurous abstract fashion film Scale, their music video for the band Dry Cleaning, and pieces for Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Microsoft and Paul Smith, Rottingdean Bazaar continue to push boundaries and expand their impressive portfolio into new and exciting places.

JAMES THESEUS BUCK & LUKE BROOKS (ROTTINGDEAN BAZAAR): 

This is something we had already been experimenting with in stills...

“We conceived and made the video with photographer Annie Collinge who we work with a lot, although usually on still fashion photographs.

"Rephotographing fabric prints of people is something we had already been experimenting with in stills, and whilst doing that we noticed that it lends itself to moving image.

"We photographed the band in a studio and laid out prints of them and other objects. After that just the three of us spent time in Rottingdean capturing the prints in movement. James took the lead in the movement and acted as the hand model, as he has the best timing of all of us.”

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorRottingdean Bazaar
DirectorAnnie Collinge
ProducerRosie Brear
Production CompanyBlink
Executive ProducerLaura Northover
Executive ProducerPaul Weston
PhotographerAnnie Collinge
StylistRottingdean Bazaar
EditorJoe Walton
Editing companyWhitehouse Post
ColouristAndi Chu
Grading companyBlack Kite Studios
LabelHeavenly Recordings
Other creditsClothing from Steven Philip Studio, Bottega Veneta, Gladrags Community Costume Resource With thanks to The Brighton Studio

Rob Ulitski - 9th Sept 2021

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