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BAD TO THE BONE

Music video done for the band The School, based in Trondheim.

From their debut album Espionage (2006).

See the video here or here

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The record name being “Espionage” and the cover openly using a 60s style design with an old satellite, I emulated the look of the sixties style television shows like “Top of the Pops” that – with their limited technological equipment – today looks quite graphical. It is a style I very much like, with heightened contrasts that give the video a rougher look and fits the hard energy of the song. It also served as a good contrast to the James-Bond-opening style of the coloured segments, with the bad babe in front of the explosions and fire.

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For the video the band wanted a straight type live-act. Shot in studio I wanted to find an expression that would give it an edge, something not to typical to this kind of rock videos. The images-within-the-images setup gave me the opportunity to play more with movements and the editing. I could edit both in sync with the music but also in sync with the dancer, something that gave the video a more dynamic flow.

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Technical information

The School: Bad To The Bone

Music video. 2min 52sec. DV.

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This is Pastiche Films production no PP008

© 2006 Pastiche Films

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