Thrilled I got the nod from Xia Xia Technique, AKA Psycho Flower MC & GR1M3Y-T & G3NR8TR, AKA the inimitable Elena Flores and Tim and Dan from OKGo, when it came time to shoot a music video for their track ‘Abracadabra.’
We got to film in the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater, the largest and longest-running marionette theater in the U.S. It turned out to be one of the last chances to capture the theater before they moved to their new (outstanding!) home in Highland Park. If you don’t know the joint, you really should:
We studied the visual language and sense of humor of Bollywood, and fused that with the track’s dark attack, and, you know, marionettes. A frothy blend!
Here’s the video:
The band commissioned this great making-of piece:
Here’s my favorite of all our reference videos, although I could post these all day:
And here are a couple shots from the day–can’t go wrong with silhouettes and smoke:
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