Mantra – The Fear: Behind The Scenes (Part 2)

Mantra – The Fear: Behind The Scenes (Part 2)

As promised, here's my second post looking behind the scenes on my recent video for Mantra's "The Fear". If you haven't already, check out the first post here which takes a look at the clip's development and first day of shooting.

Mantra - The Fear: Behind The Scenes (Part 1)

Mantra - The Fear: Behind The Scenes (Part 1)

A few weeks back we launched the video for Mantra's latest single The Fear (check it out here if you haven't already). Mantra not only acts in Play It Safe, but has also put a lot of work into the film's soundtrack, so it was a real pleasure to be able to continue collaborating with him. A lot of Play It Safe's core creative team (including DP Sherwin Akbarzadeh and editor Raechel Harding) also came on board with this video, so it was very much a family affair which was great.

Play It Safe - Video Update #1

Play It Safe - Video Update #1

At long last, it is my great pleasure to show you the very first snippets of footage from Play It Safe!

Allday - That Phone Is A Brick : Behind The Scenes

Allday - That Phone Is A Brick : Behind The Scenes

We just wrapped up shooting the video for Allday's next single "That Phone Is A Brick". As soon as I heard the track I knew we had to do a video for it. The song features a banging beat from One Above, and the lyrics had me thinking up ideas straight away. Both Allday and I were super excited by the concept, and we've been working around the clock to get it shot before he heads off on tour during April.

Premiere: Allday - Girl In The Sun

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Late last year I directed and shot a fun little video for the one and only Allday Chubbyboy, and at long last the video is now online for you all to enjoy. It premiered last Tuesday on the Triple J Blog and has been doing pretty well so far, racking up more than 15,000 hits in less than a week.

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You can check out the video below, I hope you dig it!

Massive thanks to the whole crew for helping to bring this crazy vision to life. You can check us out hard at work in some behind the scenes pics taken by Mei Ling Wong:

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Going Away Song - Video Online

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A visual accompaniment to "Going Away Song" by Melbourne band Watson/Liow (featuring award winning jazz pianist, composer and producer Nathan Liow and vocalist Nicola Watson). Starring Irene Chen (The Home Song Stories) and Megan Gigacz. Directed by Chris Pahlow for KICK KICK PUNCH.

Premiered on Your Music Today:
yourmusictoday.com/2011/02/14/watsonliow-going-away-song

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Chris Pahlow
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jaque Fisher
EDITOR & SOUND DESIGNER: Maia Tarrell
ART DIRECTOR: Jennifer Wong
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: Maia Tarrell & Mitch Forrester
STARRING: Irene Chen & Megan Gigacz
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Nathan Liow

SPECIAL THANKS: Clayton Jacobson, Vicki Musso, David Recht, Craig Adams, Nathan Liow, Alan Lam, David Shiyang Liu, and Jack White.

Going Away Song - Stills

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Our video collaboration with Melbourne band Watson/Liow featuring actress Irene Chen is almost finished. Check out some stills from the video below:

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Going Away Song - Behind The Scenes Stills

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Yesterday we shot a bunch of stuff around Sandringham, Beaumaris, and Mentone for our video for "Going Away Song" by our good friends Watson/Liow. The clip stars AFI nominated actress Irene Chen and Megan Gigacz who both did an amazing job. Yesterday was our most physically challenging day of shooting so far. Many thanks to the whole cast and crew who performed above and beyond the call of duty on a very tricky shoot. Here's a few behind the scenes stills:

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We Are The Knife - Video Online

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"We Are The Knife", the new single from Patinka Cha Cha's "Planets" EP, out December 2nd 2010.

VIEW ALTERNATE: YouTube

ARTIST: Patinka Cha Cha
TRACK: We Are The Knife

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / ANIMATOR: Chris Pahlow
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Jennifer Wong
EDITOR: Maia Tarrell
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jaque Fisher
CHOREOGRAPHER: Sid Mathur
HAIR: Jo Barber
ARTWORK: Elise Pahlow

DANCERS:
Sid Mathur, Martin Sedgfield & Rieko Uesaki for The Collektive
Anna Medling for The Funk Factory Dance Studio

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS:
Annie Pham
Michael Ciarlo
Josh Barr

SPECIAL THANKS:
Woodrow Wilson
Katie Pahlow
Ashley Barnett
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We Are The Knife - Behind The Scenes Video

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Check out the behind the scenes video for Patinka Cha Cha's clip for "We Are The Knife". Thanks to Annie Pham, Michael Ciarlo and Josh Barr for filming the BTS video.

Dancing Skeleton Girl - Missing Link Digital Media (Video Online)

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Today marks the launch of our first promo video for Missing Link Digital Media. This clip was directed by the one and only David Shiyang Liu, with production being undertaken by the entire KKP crew including Maia dancing as the skeleton (named "Skeletor the Grim Leaper", just "Skeletor" to friends).

If you like the clip, pass it on to your friends, family, acquaintances, and enemies! You can also watch it on vimeo here.

Tali Meets Mr Ricketts - Video Online

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VIEW ALTERNATE: YOUTUBE / QUICKTIME / VIMEO

ARTIST: SPACECADET LULLABIES
TRACK: TALI MEETS MR RICKETTS

DIRECTED & EDITED BY: CHRIS PAHLOW & MAIA TARRELL
PRODUCER: CHRIS PAHLOW
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:JAQUE FISHER
ART DIRECTORS: JENNIFER WONG & MAIA TARRELL
POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: DAVID SHIYANG LIU
FOCUS PULLER: MARCUS ALLEMAN
CAMERA ASSISTANT / DOCUMENTARY: MICHAEL CIARLO
CAMERA ASSISTANT: GUS GEORGE

ART DEPTARTMENT:
SHIRRAH COMEADOW
CARRIE MCGRATH
VERENA TAN
LAURA CASHMAN
CHLOE GORDON
JESSICA BARRY
KAY LI YEOH
ELISE PAHLOW
AMANDA CHONG
ANNIE PHAM

STILLS:
RYAN HUMPHREYS
CHLOE GORDON

SPECIAL THANKS:
KATIE PAHLOW
WOODROW WILSON
DEBORAH KOL
MITCH FORRESTER
LEAH HALLIS

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Tali Meets Mr Ricketts - Abstract Stills (by Ryan Humphreys)

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While we were on set shooting the new video for Spacecadet Lullabies our good friend Ryan Humphreys took a bunch of great stills, including these incredible soft focus ones. Enjoy:

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Thanks again to Ryan for his help on the day. Make sure you check out his other work here!

Tali Meets Mr Ricketts - Behind The Scenes (Stills by Ryan Humphreys)

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Here's a bunch more photos from the Spacecadet Lullabies shoot we did a couple of weeks back. These lovely shots were taken by award winning photographer Ryan Humphreys. Many thanks to Ryan for helping us out. Click here to check out more of his work.

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And, just for fun, here's a few extra shots taken at a test shoot we did a week before principal photography.

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Tali Meets Mr Ricketts - Behind The Scenes (Stills by Chloe Gordon)

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Last Sunday KKP wrapped up principal photography for the new Spacecadet Lullabies video. Many thanks to the entire cast & crew for doing such an amazing job. We got some incredible footage, and I couldn't have hoped for things to go better.

Here's some behind the scenes stills from the day, captured by the one and only Chloe Gordon:

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Tali Meets Mr Ricketts - Final Art Direction & Lighting Tests

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Over the last couple of days our wonderful art department has been working overtime on the props for the Spacecadet Lullabies clip, and Maia, Jen, & I did the first lighting test on location last night. Dig it:

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Tali Meets Mr Ricketts - Art Direction & Location Scouting

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Maia & I are currently in pre-production on the debut music video for Spacecadet Lullabies. The track is "Tali Meets Mr Ricketts", from the soon to be released album, "Ghost Songs". Here's a little taste of what we've been working on so far...

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Test shots taken by the one and only Jaque Fisher.

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Hunch - Video Online

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VIEW ALTERNATE: YOUTUBE / QUICKTIME

ARTIST: SKYE HARBOUR
TRACK: HUNCH

DIRECTOR / EDITOR: DAVID SHIYANG LIU
PRODUCER: WOODROW WILSON
DP: JAQUE FISHER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CHRIS PAHLOW
















We Are The Knife - Raw Stills

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My clip for Patinka Cha Cha's "We Are The Knife" will be wrapping soon. I'm really happy with how it's looking so far. Here's some ungraded stills from the current edit...