Here's my first foray into the world of music videos. I have wanted to make this idea since 2008 and it felt perfect for the song. The film was shot on the Sony F55 with Kowa anamorphic lenses in East London. I owe the hugely talented crew a massive thank you for working so hard through the night. Check them all out below!
DIRECTOR – Mark Jenkinson
PRODUCER – Maddy Easton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Dom Gomez
PRODUCTION COMPANY – Rogue London
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Kelly Ross
1ST AD - Ed Bellamy
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Jim Joliff
AR STEADICAM OPERATOR - Simon Wood
LOCATION MANAGER - Taylan Rutherford
ART DIRECTOR – Tim Gibson
EDITOR – Kevin Palmer
EDITING COMPANY - TenThree
POST PRODUCTION - Electric Theatre Collective
FLAME OP - Adam Coles
COLOURIST - Aubrey Woodiwiss
Humble directing collective Hydra, follows up its VMA nominated debut with an epic narrative of tiny proportions. For "Uprising," the lead off single from Muse's eagerly anticipated new album, our boys tweaked both time and space to create an dystopic, ultra slo-mo world in 1/25th scale. We shot for 4 days on 2 continents, with two 1938 GMC pickup trucks (of drastically different size) using both the RED and Phantom cameras to get the dreamy, slo-mo look the story demanded.
A compressed delivery schedule meant an intense 11 day in-house edit/compositing marathon, with our whole post team living, eating, and breathing bears for way longer than what could be considered physically or mentally healthy. Fortunately, we feel our delirium translated quite well into the paranoia and nightmarish anti-logic of the finished piece.
Note: Many teady bears were indeed harmed in the making of this video.
Special thanks to Warner Brothers for supplying us with so much bonfire fodder. And to the lovely woman on Ebay who sold us the antique Hungarian bear, know that he's now resting in a much better place with a steel yarmulke stitched into his head.