3 months ago
Sons of Raphael - AKA brothers Loral and Ronnel Raphael - today unveil the official music video for their brand-new track ‘Siren Music’, directed by Loral Raphael and produced by Black Dog Films.
The video was shot in slow motion, but synced with the music, meaning the duo had to dance to a sped-up version of the track. Opting for an analogue production process, ‘Siren Music’ was shot on film, then processed and graded on the negative.
“You won’t achieve this grade in any digital colour grading, no matter how great your grader is, it’s the kind of thing that only exists in film, it’s the material developing to its true nature. Each grade alters the negative forever, so we had to put a lot of trust in the process itself.” Manoela Chiabai, producer, Black Dog Films.
‘Siren Music’ also marks the band's second collaboration with illustrious cinematographer Manuel Claro (Melancholia, The House that Jack Built). The video choreography from Tom Heyes is a literal representation of the song’s lyrics as Loral and brother Ronnel violently rise and fall - ‘Magic carpets carry our souls, moonwards a city rises and falls’ - and culminates with them slumped stagnant on the ground, ‘nameless we lay dead on the floor’.
“In terms of aesthetic and technicality, I always shoot on film, but this time I wanted to keep the whole process 100% analogue. No editing, no digital grading or any aftereffects. When we make music, we record everything on tape, and we mix everything on a desk with no computers involved. It only makes sense to do the same when making a video.“ director, Loral Rapheal.
The single follows the release of ‘He Who Makes the Morning Darkness’ as the second single to be lifted from their upcoming and yet-to-be-announced debut album, due this year via Because Music (Christine and the Queens, Justice, Metronomy).
Sons of Raphael: Siren
Label: Because Music UK
Commissioner: Rhian Emanuel
Artists: Loral Raphael & Ronnel Raphael
Director: Loral Raphael
Executive Producer: Martin Roker
Producer: Manoela Chiabai
Production Assistant: Harry Morgan
Colourist: Dirk Dejonghe at Dejonghe Film Post Production
Production Assistant: Alisa Tritenko
DOP: Manuel Alberto Claro
Focus Puller: Malte Hübner
Loader: Robyn Skead
Gaffer: Leon Pyszora
Electrician: Jake Buckley
Electrician: Jamie Hitchens
Key Grip: Tom Pittman
Choreographer: Tom Heyes
Art Director: Benny Casey
Prosthetics Artist: Malwina Suwinska
Hair Stylist: Tyron Sweeney
Genres: Music performance
Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music VideosRSA Films, 3 months ago