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Liam Finn Releases New Video

Thursday 10 April 2008

Take a look at the brand new video from Liam Finn ‘Better To Be'

Keeping in line with the analogue recording of the 'I'll Be Lightning ' album, the clip for 'Better To Be' is more akin to 1968 than 2008!

Shot on location in Liam's childhood home, Director Marc Swadel and DOP Nick Mulder evoked the styles of David Lynch and Roman Polanski in this extremely dark, bad dream of murder, doppelgangers - and dying fish . . .

DOP Nick Mulder:
'It was classic - no video assist, slow speed black and white film, and hand cranked cameras . . . you couldn't get a more authentic 60's euro art film shoot if you tried!'

It was shot on 16mm film, using 30 year old Bolex motion picture cameras, and was cut shot for shot from an actual film print on an old flatbed editing machine - once owned by Federico Fellini!

Director Marc Swadel:
'We wanted to go end to end analogue, no one has done that on a clip for almost 2 decades now. In fact I got a call from the head of Peter Jacksons' Park Road Post, who were dealing with the film, asking why I needed a print of the footage - as they hadn't made one for a music video ever!'

The final hand cut reel was then projected on a wall and shot - and that is the clip you see today.

Marc Swadel:
'I left the black space around the image from when it was projected - I wanted to revert everyones cutting edge digital plasma tvs into a grungy 16mm viewing booth, injecting back a little character into an otherwise sterile digital world!'

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