Video shot over two days in Northern England at Castle Howard was one of the many locations in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon
Durable Goods director Ben Chappell teamed up with longtime collaborator Aaron Brown to put a spin on reality in a surreal music video for English rock band’s Arctic Monkeys’ first single Four Out of Five, from their recently debuted album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
The much-anticipated video, which has garnered over 4 million views in less than 48 hours, follows lead singer Alex Turner as he strolls the corridors of a palatial home, photographs a black stallion and appears mysteriously in an orange underground tunnel.
The 70s cinema-inspired visual approach fuses vintage opulence with eye-catching cinematography, creating an unexpected, yet tantalising, forward motion to the piece. Often shooting in one-point perspective, Chappell infuses a twisted reality throughout the video alternating Turner between two versions of himself. Take a look below:
The video was shot over two days in Northern England at Castle Howard, one of the many locations in Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. In addition to the music video, Ben has been working closely with the band on the media campaign for the new record, contributing photography for the album art as well as teaser videos leading up to the album release.
This video adds to Chappell’s growing slate of video projects for top artists including Miley Cyrus, Rick Ross, Nas, Miranda Lambert, The Beach Boys, among others. He is represented for commercials and branded content by Venice, CA-based production company Durable Goods.
ART BUYER: Alyssia Kremin
PRODUCTION COMPANY: FRIEND
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Luke Tierney
DIRECTOR: Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown
DOP: Stuart Bentley
PRODUCER: Rob Leonard
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Props / Construction: Ben Greenwood, Dec Hardy(Props/Art Assistant)
PRODUCTION RUNNER: Sarah Lamb
CAMERA OPERATOR: Charlotte Croft/ Lester Dunton
UNIT RUNNER: Charlotte Simpson
1ST AD: Billie Hallows
HAIR STYLIST: Tom Bushnell
GAFFER: Lee Martin
FOCUS PULLER: Steven Gardner
CLAPPER LOADER: Mark Bull
ASSISTANCE: CCTV – Dave Williamson/Genny Op: Craig Cowper
CAMERA ASSISTANT: Camera Car Driver: Christopher Bates
MAKE UP: Lou Howard
LOCATION MANAGER: Jens Geibel (Germany)
PRODUCTION MANAGER: James Greenall
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Mark Connell
SET PA: Grania Howard
EDITOR: Matt Cronin
POST PRODUCTION COMPANY: Time Based Arts
PRODUCER: Sean Ewins
MATTE PAINTING: Dave Gibbons
ANIMATION: Dave Sieg (Scanimation)
MUSIC TITLE: Cinelab
OTHER GRIP: Steve Manningham
EQUIPMENT: Coveralls – G Woodall & Sons Vintage Cameras – Golden Age TV
WARDROBE STYLIST: David Nolan
Film Dev: Cinelab
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