If you’re a fan of the strange and grotesque ala Argento, Lynch, Cronenberg and Cunningham or even Sir Francis Bacon, you’ll get a jolt or two from this music video for Italian electro-duo Optogram from Milan director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro: “The creative challenge was that each scene had to have a appealing deformation or an interesting monster and each scene was intended as a work or a photograph that could operate even when taken singularly.
“I organized a simple day of shooting video and photos in the studio where I prepared the source material. Later I worked entirely in After Effects, mixing mainly the Liquify effect with the Puppet tool, bringing to life monsters that I had in my mind.”
Directed by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Music: Optogram – Bloody Faces (Radio Edit)
D.o.P.: Alessio Balza
Camera: Andrea Delle Foglie
Actor: Michael Coker
Assistant Director: Carlotta Balestrieri
Editing, Compositing, 2D Animation & Color Grading: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro