This project required teaming up with a Los Angeles-based record label Sumerian Records and Australian artist Tanya Schultz (working as Pip & Pop) to shoot elements of the music video for FLUX, performed by musical artist, Poppy.
The scope of the project included lighting and capturing the miniature film set (Pip & Pop purpose-built art installation), shooting plate shots using a motion control rig housing the ARRI ALEXA Mini and a set of Leica Summicron C prime lenses.
The project required the logistical planning of shots that matched the artist and productions vision for the clip, designed through liaising with producers, post-production, as well as the local artist building the specialised set.
This ability for 2D Films to communicate effectively with the international client, undertake reconnaissance trips to the location and meet with the local artist, research safe miniature filming techniques and lighting conducive to the project, as well as setting up the camera control equipment and safety testing all equipment in readiness for the shoot, was what was most appreciated by the client upon successful completion of the shoot.
Industry practitioners were consulted and best practice for miniature set filming researched and planned for in what was a challenging, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable filming project.
Directed by Poppy
In Collaboration with Pip and Pop
Director of Photography - Garret Nicholson
Miniature Lighting and Cinematography - 2D Films
Lead Animator/Designer - Robbie Shilstone
Lead VFX - Karen ArakelianTrack
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Written by Poppy and Simon Wilcox
Mixed by Darrel Thorp
ARRI ALEXA Mini
Leica Summicron- C Prime Lenses
LAOWA 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe Lens