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DJ Shadow ft De La Soul

'Rocket Fuel' Music Video

‘Rocket Fuel’

Director Sam Pilling’s music video of the year 2020 is a MUST see

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Case Study: DJ Shadow ft De La Soul 'Rocket Fuel' Music Video

Director Sam Pilling’s music video of the year 2020 for DJ Shadow and De La Soul “Rocket Fuel” needs to be seen! Conspiracy theory? Believe the moon landings were fake? This video is great fun – comic scenes of what went wrong. Utterly brilliant! Genius.  

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Sam Pilling and Rina Yang on Rocket Fuel

Director Sam Pilling and DoP Rina Yang on set with cast -  archive footage was used as well as new live action shot on 16mm and 35mm. 

Director Sam Pilling “I really wanted the video to feel ‘authentic’. For viewers to question (albeit for a brief moment) what archival footage was, and what was filmed by us. So, my biggest priority was ensuring that everything looked and felt as believable as possible. 

When DP extraordinaire Rina Yang came on board we talked about the best way to achieve an authentic archival look. Rina suggested the idea of shooting with two different film formats; 16mm open gate for the mission control room (giving the imagery a textured feeling similar to the old stock footage) then 35mm for the moon landing film set, giving a slightly sharper, more cinematic look.” 

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2020 UKMVA - VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
2020 UKMVA - WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL HIPHOP VIDEO 
2020 UKMVA - WINNER BEST EDIT 
2020 UKMVA - WINNER BEST COLOUR GRADE 
2020 UKMVA - Nomination Best Cinematography 
2020 UKMVA - Nomination Best Production Design 
2020 D&AD AWARDS - WOOD PENCIL - PRODUCTION DESIGN 

Music Video Services provided by Cinelab London:

  • Camera/Lens/Neg Testing 

  • Film Processing: 35mm & 16mm Negative Development  

  • Film Scanning: 2K Scanity HDR 2K Scans 

  • Film Dailies 

  • Digital Deliverables 

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Credits

Director: Sam Pilling 

Production Company: Pulse Films 

Producer: Emma Wellbelove 

Exec Producer: Maurizio Von Trapp 

Director of Photographer: Rina Yang 

Service Company: Radioaktive Film 

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