The Shoot, Edit and VFX of Placebo 'Jesus' Son' - Directed by Joe Connor
On the 7th October 2016 Placebo are set to release a 20-year retrospective album, ‘A Place For Us To Dream - 20 Years of Placebo’. Joe Connor was asked to direct the music video for the lead single; ‘Jesus' Son’, with Chief Productions handling the edit and VFX.
The music video for 'Jesus' Son' was shot on the uniquely beautiful coast of Sardinia. The final edit features an explosive performance from Placebo, cut with shots of traditional characters Boes and Merdules, finished off with VFX planets appearing in the background of select shots.
A portion of the music video was shot on Super 8 film, these shots were used for the introduction as well as being featured throughout the music video in order to add a grainy aesthetic, complimenting the Sardinian landscapes.
The edit for 'Jesus' Son' was handled by Chief's Ian McLaughlin. Starting off with longer slow-motion shots and proceeding to ramp up in intensity in line with the music, the video is cut rhythmically matching the ebb and flow of Placebo's latest single.
The final touch in the post production process, executed by Chief's Liam Rustill, was the addition of the VFX planets as a backdrop for many of the shots.
To check out the full music video for Placebo's 'Jesus' Son', see below.
For more on Placebo's soon to be released album ‘A Place For Us To Dream - 20 Years of Placebo’ click here.
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