MYOON – So Fast // Exclusive Interview with Director Olivier Chabalier of Gasp FIlms

Music videos are one of my favorite forms of art; it focuses not on traditional dialogue but rather a marriage of sound, music & visual imagery to create something spectacular. The MYOON Band recently released a music video for their song “So Fast”; a video which encapsulates everything great about the art form. The MYOON band is made up of the talented brothers Augustin and Charles Hurez from France.

When I first expressed interest in the video I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email from their director Olivier Chabalier. Olivier is a film director for Gasp Films in Paris; Gasp is a creative agency who works on literally a ton of interesting projects. So Fast is the first collaboration between MYOON & GASP Films and it looks like the first won’t be the last.

So how did GASP come up with the idea for the visuals?

“SO FAST is a pretty trippy song, nonlinear, that takes its time, which exudes a certain melancholy. It talks about an oneiric woman, unknown, unreachable. All these aspect evokes something about dream. I’m a huge fan of Surrealism; I like images to have double meaning. So, for my first “whiteout animation video” I decided to make something minimalist in which the light would play a large role with weirdly dressed characters in an immaterial world. Our inspiration came from a Flemish portraiture of the sixteenth century (the framing, the attitude, the look, intense, cold and ghostly) and a painting by Arcimboldo (the ancestor of surreal!) which is of a fruit basket but when flipped upside down it becomes the portrait of a man.”

MYOON – So Fast Concept Imagery:

Olivier began working on the visuals by using a series of photo montages to try and establish the look and feel for the final piece. The tried to accomplish the same Arcimboldo technique and placed a heavy emphasis on using bestiary imagery that is reminiscent of what a child might have nightmares of (Del Toro would be proud).

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So how did So Fast come together?

“I began work with Pierre Lota, a french designer with whom I have worked numerous times. From colorful costumes at first, we quickly agreed on the fact that we had to do something uncluttered in order to keep a homogeneous world. To process these Flemish portraits in a contemporary way, we wanted something stylish as if we were designing a collection for a fashion show. We therefore focused just on black, gold, and white. The Bauhaus style was another great source of inspiration for the design of geometric shapes.

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Pierre worked on the costumes and we made several fitting sessions with Augustin, Charles and Sarah (The actress) in order to adjust the costumes and find the appropriate make-up.

The film D-Day we made up of two days of shooting in a studio. It was like a [running] a marathon because of the different kinds of make-up, costumes, light and the number of sequences that we had to shoot. Fortunately everything was well orchestrated by Clémence Marcadier, the producer, and we made it!”

MYOON – So Fast is an excellent example of creative working together to make something special in a small amount of time. Definitely check out MYOON’s album and don’t forget to look up the French Film studio GASP to see more of their work.

CREDITS

MYOON – SO FAST – Video directed by Olivier Chabalier
Costume Design by Pierre Lota
Produced by Clémence Marcadier
Cinematography by David Ctiborsky and Aurélien le Calvez
Featuring Sarah-Megan Allouch-Mainier
Make up by Odet Barrière and Charlotte Salti
Edited by Léa Masson
Post Production by Olivier Chabalier

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MYOON EP on ITUNES :
itunes.apple.com/fr/album/feeling-soft-here-ep/id535767937?uo=4
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Music SO FAST available now on iTunes :
itunes.apple.com/fr/album/so-fast/id535767937?i=535768130&uo=4

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Fred McCoy

Fred McCoy

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