Backstage pass: Bonobo shares a behind-the-scenes video for ‘No Reason’

Director Oscar Hudson has also spoken about how the claustrophobic clip was achieved.

Back in January, Bonobo and Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) unveiled their video for the disco-inspired tune ‘No Reason’.

Director Oscar Hudson at the time said that he wanted to represent the crushing nature of indoors space on a person’s mind, as well as the Japanese concept of Hikikomori (where young people become overwhelmed by the outside world and lock themselves away as a result). The clip itself moves through a series of rooms as these young people become increasingly isolated – and cramped – in their room.

Now Bonobo has shared a behind-the-scenes video, revealing more about how the video was achieved. Turns out it was all quite painstaking, as director Oscar revealed in a statement: “As with much of my work, we achieved the film using only in-camera physical effects. We had to design an entirely new way of moving our miniature camera to get it to fit through the tiny doorways & travel smoothly for such a long distance. We also had 18 rooms all at different scales, so we had to duplicate and shrink every single prop that features in the set… which is obviously was a ton of work!”

He continued: “Doing this film with CGI would have been a thousand times easier, but for me, it’s physicality & imperfections are what make it different, and I hope better. The technical challenge of pulling this film off the way we did it was immense and huge credit goes to Production Designer Luke Moran-Morris & D.P. Ruben Woodin-Dechamps who absolutely smashed it at every step.”

See the secrets behind the ‘No Reason’ video below.

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