Hiphop artist, DeKiller’Clown’s latest video, the complicated hour – a song written following a series of difficult and unfortunate events, we see a display of vulnerability that virtually doesn’t exist in hiphop. The rapper says the EP was conceptualized, produced and recorded in complete isolation.
“Based on our first meeting with a very sensitive and sincere hip-hop artist Mbuso (DeKiller’Clown) we set out to do a music video that showcased the artist’s vulnerability. It excited me to subvert the attitude and male bravado that is typically at the forefront of hip-hop videos. In place of an entourage surrounding our artist we see him isolated, opposed to graffiti we see a wall of flowers. These settings introduced a femininity and provided an intimacy to the video that was heavily influenced by the photography of Wolfgang Tillmans and the portraiture work of our art director Tarryn Hatchett.” says director Michael Rodrigues.
Artist – DeKiller’Clown
Produced by Robert Dos Santos
Directed, Written and Edited by Michael Rodrigues
Cinematography by Rick Joaquim
Art Direction by Tarryn Hatchett
Graded by Jarryd Du Thoit (Left Post Production)
Agency: And Advertising Agency
1st AD – Luke Van Niekerk
1st Camera Assistant – Cat Hall
Gaffer – Bryce Ninow
Grip – Craigen Clough
2nd Camera Assistant – Shaun James
3rd Camera Assistant – Matthew Abbey