James Blake - I Need A Forest Fire (ft. Bon Iver)

A film created on the margin between real and virtual, utilising in camera effects, mechanical lighting and 3D scanning

Music Promo for James Blake in collaboration with UVA. The film is an exploration of real and virtual light, to tell a story about transformation. Technically achieved with a combination of in-camera illusion, mechanical engineering and animation effects, synchronised by a d3 server controlling a motion control rig, the rotary arm and content playback. 

Directed Chris Davenport & Matt Clark @ UVA
Cinematography by James Medcraft

Animation: Chris Davenport
Real Time Programming: Chris Davenport
Modelling: Lucas Cuenca
Scanning: Sample & Hold
d3 programming: Chris Davenport and Nils Porrmann
d3 operation: Adam Powers
Motion Control: James Medcraft
Edit: Chris Davenport
Post: Chris Davenport
Technical Producer: Ulla Winkler @ UVA