Christophe Thockler Illuminates Organic Materials For I’m Kin Music Video

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Music: trickling water and tumbling salt grains are amid the all-natural resources illuminated with flickering lights in Brazilian director Christophe Thockler’s music video for Colleen’s track I’m Kin.

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Colleen – AKA French musician Cécile Schott – approached Thockler after viewing his video for Mimi Goese and Ben Neill and asked him to signify the secret meanings that she penned in the lyrics.

I'm Kin by Colleen

“Colleen noticed the video Cusp I did for Mimi Goese and Ben Neill and thought that I was the correct director to develop a music video for I’m Kin,” he advised Dezeen.

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He additional that the artist chose him “simply because of the lyrics, the hidden meanings of the song, and how I was doing work with objects”.

I'm Kin by Colleen

Thockler said that the song and the vivid images it developed in his thoughts supplied the only inspiration for the video.

I'm Kin by Colleen

“We needed to emphasise the meanings of the lyrics, and create a metaphoric and poetic work,” Thockler explained.


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The words reference naturally happening processes – stones sparking to make fire, melting ice – and the music is manufactured employing conventional instruments mixed with synthetic sounds.

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“What strikes me in Colleen’s music is that it really is kind of ambient and electronica, but she works with actual ancient instruments,” Thockler mentioned. “I desired to express that dichotomy in the video, that’s why I utilized organic factors and enhanced them with a sharp HD numeric really feel.”

I'm Kin by Colleen

Imagery employed in the clip consists of plants getting to be drenched in a red blood-like liquid and water trickling down surfaces. Severe shut-up shots are interspersed with uncommon lighting results, designed by filming blurred lights and glare reflected from vases and glasses.

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The clips were shot making use of a mixture of video and stop movement to give the footage an eery atmosphere.

“One particular of the problems was to make one thing homogenous with this mix of strategies, end motion and video,” mentioned Thockler. “A massive component of the perform was the editing, to make almost everything coherent, and match the rhythm flawlessly.”

I'm Kin by Colleen

Thockler, who worked alone on the task, spent a month and a half conceptualising, shooting and editing the video.

I'm Kin by Colleen

I’m Sin is taken from Colleen’s fifth album Captain of None, released in April 2015 by record label Thrill Jockey.

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