Billie Eilish 'Hostage' music video. VFX by Glassworks

Billie Eilish - 'Hostage'

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A story of suffocating love.

Henry Scholfield’s latest work for singer Billie Eilish sees the Caviar director collaborate once again with Mosaert (Paul ‘Stromae’ Van and Luc Jr Tam) on the concept. The film sees Billie with a boy in a choreographic narrative of unrequited love in a minimalist space that ebbs, flows and eventually engulfs him.

Scholfield comments, “It’s a story of suffocating love, so we had this idea that the room itself is like an extension of Billie’s subconscious, an echo of her own emotions. Shivering in tender moments or lashing out in the pain of rejection and eventually conspiring to hold him hostage.”

The majority of the effects were captured for real, with a combination of in camera techniques and VFX where necessary. The director notes that, “It was important for us to have as much of the mechanics and movement of the space happen in camera in order to make the relationship between them and the space more tangible. Of course there was some ‘enhancement’ especially with the sinews that bind him at the end.” Source: lbbonline.com

PRODUCTION
Director: HENRY SCHOLFIELD @ CAVIAR
Executive Producers: KIM DELLARA / KATIE DOLAN
Producers: CAMPBELL BEATON / KATIE DOLAN / KIM DELLARA

VFX
GLASSWORKS LONDON

3D Artist - MATTHEW FLETCHER
3D Artist - ALASTAIR HEARSUM
3D Artist - QUENTIN CORKER-MARIN
3D Artist - ROMAN VRBOVSKY
3D Artist - DAVIDE UCCELLANI
3D Artist - AARON SMITH
3D Artist - ZYBRAND JACOBS

2D Lead - MARK HARRIS
2D Artist - DUNCAN MALCOLM
2D Artist - SACHA DANJOU
2D Artist - LEANNE PLETERSKY
2D Artist - RICHARD RUSSELL

Post Producer - DUNCAN BUXTON