Adam and Eve a la David Wilson for Skream

The crew over at Blinkink have been one of the few major forces in the UK keeping the spirit of indie music videos alive — one of the leaders of the pack is a young fellow called David Wilson. Named best new music video director last year at the MVA’s last year, he continues to push the envelop with his latest oddity for Skream and his most ambitious narrative to date; the story of Adam and Eve.

Along with a few other London up-and-comers, David is leading the charge with a return to craft and sweat. Raw labor and a love for exhaustive and often archaic techniques, specifically Strata-Cut animation in this piece, produce consistently fresh visuals.

And the making of…

On a side note, this video was actually commissioned by Blink themselves via Tempa — an interesting new take on a self-generative model.

Listeninʼ To The Records On My Wall (Tempa Records)
Director: David Wilson
Producer: Georgina Filmore
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Production Manager: Tom Berendsen
Production Company: Blinkink
DoP: Toby Howell & Christophe Leignel
Camera Operator: Chris Nunn
VFX Motion Control: Malcolm Wooldridge & Digna Nigoumi
Art Director: Theo White, David Curtis-Ring & Ceridwen Brown
Srata-Cut Artist & Animator: Joseph Mann
Strata-Cut Assistant: Lydia Smith & Lauren Brown
Material Effects: Niek Pulles
Art Department Assistant: Joshua Stocker, Joe Myers, Iona Davis,
Yasameen Noorian, Daisy Roth, Jonathan Venga, Cornelia
Temple-Richards & Helen Leworthy
Hair/Make up: Lucie Norris
Choreographer: Mark Battershall
Making of: Rob Leonard
Casting Director: Nana Klimek at Headnod Talent Agency
Adam: Benedict Smith
Eve: Harriet Shillito
Editor: Vanessa Wood at Speade
Post Production: The Mill
Producer: Paul Schleicher & Serena Noorani
Colourist: James Bamford
Lead Flame Artist: Gareth Brannan
Assistant Flame Artist: Gareth Parr & Ilia Mokhtareizadeh
Nuke Artist: Donal Nolan, Ben Smith, Georgina Ford, Pete Hodsman, Dave Lee
& Maxime Chaix
Matte Painting: Dave Gibbons
Commissioner: Bart Yates & Sarah Lockhart