02 Jul BlackLung ‘Beliefs’ Music Video
The music video for Cape Town band BlackLung’s track Beliefs was directed, filmed and edited by Michael Ellis.
Shot at The Pit, the video was made with a crew of only two on zero budget, but the real work only started after shooting. Michael took all the footage into post production and put together the first cut. After the edit was approved he printed each frame of the video sequence, recreating the music video on paper. Each frame was then texturised with scratches or spilled coffee. At this stage the video consisted of 3 875 images which were then scanned back into a digital form and then time-consumingly cropped, separated and put back into motion.
Directed, filmed & edited by Michael Ellis
Assistant – Dirk Steenkamp