August 14th, 2017
A huge thanks to my friends at OH MY Productions for this fun adventure! We filmed this music video for (and with) FABER back in early July, and it was definitely a collaborative effort! Doing a "making of" video like this requires plenty of creativity and on-set improvisation. I think the meme background still had wet paint when we shot it, and coordinating the guys behind the trees and mountains to start and stop at the same & right time was quite entertaining. So many details, so much to choreograph, so much to film all squeezed into one day of shooting! Luckily we had a truly wonderful team of very dedicated and multi-talented folks (check them all out below): Feliks & Sebastian from OH MY were the dream team leading the project and walking that fine line between keeping up the morale on set and still making sure we (sort of) stuck to the tight schedule. Nadine, our costume artist, had some clever tricks up her sleeve to keep my dress in place while running around and dancing, while Maggie, our makeup & hair artist, and I became an expert team at getting my FABER wig on and off in a matter of seconds. And now here we are! Our work is finally out there for all to see!
What do you think?
And how do you think the material was handled? FABER certainly doesn't aim to be politically correct in his songs. This one is no exception. And to that end, flouncing around in a sexy red dress obviously isn't the most feminist act I've ever committed... But perhaps the fact that Faber's voice is carried by a female protagonist who is fully in control of what happens around her gives her more power than her apperance
An OH MY Film (www.oh-my.de)Concept: OH MY & Irrsinn Management
Direction: OH MY (Feliks Horn & Sebastian Tomczak)
Director of Photography: Chris Baur
Steadicam Operator: Karsten Jäger
Camera Assistant: Patrick Zeller
Gaffer: Tim Vallender
Lighting: Felix Gnideo, Lennart Hüper
Set-Aufnahmeleitung: Mathias Gaumann
Set Runner: Max Gast
Set Design: Babs Tarabczynski (Argus Event)
Set Design Assistants: Rüdiger Gay, Céline Ah, Momo Arts, Adi Busch
Makeup & Hair: Madeleine Magnus
Costumes: Nadine Weyland Näddin Weyland
Playback Operator: Emily Schörnig
Lead Actress: Lucy Flournoy
Band: Silvan Koch, Tillmann Ostendarp, Max Kämmerling, Janos Mijnssen
Cheerleader: Dortmund Giants Cheerleader
Dancer: Tim Dunkel
Making Of: Barton Kirchmann
Extras: Frederik Horn, Kai Schuleit, Martin Hoffmann, Tim Wille, Barton Kirchmann, Marcel Docquier, Benne & Simon (Curb Stomp)
Catering: LUUPS DORTMUND
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