Nice Biscuits has post produced the stunning new promo for Kimbra’s latest track, ‘Settle Down’, directed by US duo, Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor, at Academy/A+.
The promo features multiple versions of Kimbra giving a live performance under a spotlight, which turns on and off in time to the music cues. Directors, Chris & Luke, wanted to visually recreate Kimbra’s distinctive style of using multi-layered tracks to compose a song.
The post-production company worked closely with the directors to recreate their vision for the promo whilst maintaining the authenticity of the singer’s performance and creating an amazing visual interpretation of the track.
FX artist, Paul Wratten, described the process: “Kimbra was shot on Red’s Epic camera at 5k. As the post delivery was HD, we decided to transcode the conformed footage to its original 5k file size. Some of the enlargements at 240% gave pixel for pixel quality with no softness or quality loss at all. In addition some of the large post camera moves benefited from these super large files. Nearly every shot was composited together in Smoke, whilst adding camera moves and making room environments rather than placing her in a dark unlit space. Little touches such as adding filaments from a close up of the spotlight coming on added to the detail of the finished film.”
Colourist at Nice Biscuits, Martin Southworth, master graded the completed film on their Da Vinci Resolve.