I’ve always been into creating videos which appear seamless, with little to no sense of edits… Several months before the request to make a video for “Set It Off” came through, I’d shot some test footage of a friend pole dancing, and loved the look of it… there was definite sexiness to it, but the potential to add a bit of class to the depiction of beautiful, strong women showing off their skills.
I did all the post myself, so it took quite some time. The quality of the 5K RED footage was impeccable… with its high resolution output stretching across all 3 of my 24″ monitors. But this massive resolution also had the downside of being incredibly slow to work with, even at 25% quality on a 12 core Mac Pro. There was a lot of experimentation in post, which also added to the duration of the process.
The video is not intended to be photorealistic, nor CG, but some weird hybrid of the two; ‘hyperreal’ is a perfect descriptor. — Ryan Staake
Salut i dance!