22.07.15 by Jeff

Risky Underwater Long-Take Music Video Features World Champion Freediver

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Directors TS&R spent a few years planning one of the riskiest music videos I’ve seen in awhile. It’s risky in terms of the actual production but also in what it asks of the audience. The team at Pier Pictures had a bold vision to make a single-take music video featuring a character in a life-or-death situation, filmed entirely underwater for the duration of the song.

While it was not my favourite thing to watch, I applaud the efforts of those involved (especially world champion freediver Marina Kazankova) to create something more experiential than your typical rock music video.

Watch the video for Highly Suspect’s “Lydia” below.


Marina Kazankova’s Website

Pier Pictures’ Website













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I could only watch it by convincing myself there was a scuba crew with an oxygen tank hovering just out of the camera’s view. *shudder*

    • Kimi

      Ha! That’s an excellent coping mechanism!





21.08.17 by Jeff

OPEN CALL: @Booooooom Instagram Feature

photo by Jimmy Marble

 
Heads up, we are currently accepting submissions for features on our @Booooooom Instagram account. This is an open call for photos that fit the theme: ‘A fleeting moment’.

If you have an image that you think fits this theme, leave a comment below with 1 image and a clickable link to your Instagram account.

 

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