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The Arkells – Whistleblower

Director:  Jared Raab
Producers:  Peter Dreimanis & Josh Warburton
DOP:  Adam W. Crosby

Shot using N3D technology from Aircord Japan, the production for Whistleblower was broken up into two distinct sections. First the band’s performance was shot, with four separate cameras (front, back and sides) on a completely black background. The video was then edited using all 4 angles simultaneously, in order to be viewed on the 4 sided pyramid as a 3D object. The second shoot came after this editing stage, and involved a circular dolly, which was perfectly timed around the pyramid to coincide with the edit. The final video is comprised of one single shot, dollying around the pyramid and the majority of effects you see were achieved by cuing lighting effects behind and underneath the clear pyramid. Old televisions, bare light bulbs and flickering fluorescent tubes were used, along with a rack of smaller spot lights, constructed especially for the shoot by Cinematographer, Adam Crosby. There was also a series of blue LED lights placed under the pyramid that could be cued for an added “star field” effect.


Full Credits:
Assistant Director: Matt Greyson
Art Director/Production Designer: Dylan Jackson
Set Dresser: Dylan Madden
Camera Assistant: James Hellyer
Key Grip/Dolly Grip: Cliff Ramnauth
Makeup: Kenji Sato
Craft: Meghan Rule
PAs: Taylor Bateman & Jeff Garneau
Special Thanks: Claire Rosenbaum & Eggplant Entertainment
Thanks To: Universal Music Canada
BTS Crew: Maya Bankovic & Nadia Tan
N3D Consultant: Toshiyuki Hashimoto

N3D Holographic System by Aircord Labs.

Photos by Mike DeAngelis

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