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
Kit

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.

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...










We Are The Knife - Shoot (Stills)

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THE LOCATION - The new home of Bludo studios just above Beat Magazine in Richmond.











SETTING UP











PATINKA CHA CHA - Setup, rehearsals, and tests...
































FINE TUNING THE SETUP - Director of Photography, Jaque Fisher, went the extra mile and really nailed the lighting and camera setup. The footage looks amazing.







PREPARING THE DANCERS - Sid, Rieko, Martin, & Anna (from The Collektive) showed up right on time. Jo Barber (of Rakis Geisha) did an absolutely amazing job on their hair!









































SHOOTING THE DANCERS - From first take to last, the dancers killed it. Myself and the rest of the crew watched on in awe as they made every move look completely effortless. A special shout out goes to our Director of Choreography, Sid, for coming up with some absolutely incredible sequences (and also for rapping to a dove, but more on that later).



















































SHOOTING THE MAGICIAN
- Special thanks to Ash & Kit (plus their assortment of trained animals) for coming down to shoot some additional segments.









IT'S OVER! - Thanks to Michael, Annie, & Josh for helping out all day. You were indispensable!




Stills by Michael Ciarlo, Annie Pham, Josh Barr, & myself. Thanks to everyone involved! Full shoot credits coming soon.

We Are The Knife - Shot List

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Just wrapped up the shot list for the PCC shoot. (Only two sleeps to go!) Here's what we don't show the clients:





From the demented scratchings of a madman to something a lot more legible. Thank god for colour coding in google docs...



We Are The Knife - Dancers

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Last night I caught up with Melbourne dance crew The Collektive. A bunch of these guys will be performing in the video for We Are The Knife so we had a little brainstorming session and came up with some great ideas for the video. I was also lucky enough to get to watch them rehearsing for a new set they're debuting on Saturday. Dope stuff! Check out a couple of shots of them in action:














We Are The Knife - Test Shoot (Footage)

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Here's the results of the Patinka Cha Cha test shoot. Some shots are quite dark so click on them to see the full size version. And yes, it's me behind the screen...









We Are The Knife - Test Shoot

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Last Friday I did a test shoot for the new Patinka Cha Cha single "We Are The Knife". We'll be shooting the real thing in a couple of weeks. I'll post some actual shots from the tests soon. For now here's some stills from the day:


Director of Photography, Jaque Fisher, doing his thing.

Me standing in.
Many thanks to Woody (above) for letting us use his studio and for taking some of these shots.