Colour, colour, everywhere. The Mill's Houmam Abdallah makes his directorial debut with Beirut's 'The Rip Tide'
This debut music video from director Houmam Abdallah opens with
a beautifully observed lone ship at sea, surrounded by waves.
Houmam then combines the real with the surreal as the video follows
the wandering boat into a world where art and nature merge.
Houmam explains "When I approached the band with this idea, I felt
strongly that the film had to resonate with their music as much as
possible. We filmed the boat off the Cornish coast and captured the
ink moments inside a water-filled glass tank. Putting this together
in the edit and Flame brought the picture alive." He then adds "The
concept for me became clear when listening to the marriage between
the poetry and harmony of The Rip Tide."
Since this was Houmam's directorial debut, everyone at The Mill
from producers to artists including editors, flame artists and
assists collaborated together, making sure the end result was
exactly what Houmam was after.
Houmam also graded the work, and colour is, as much as the boat, a
central character. "It reminds me of Salvador Dali, Georges Seurat
and JMW Turner whose glorious use of light and colour is evoked in
this nautical adventure."