MODOC "BLACK EYED LOVER" (2016)
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO. (DIRECTOR'S CUT)
Nashville rock band MODOC released their new Brendan Benson-produced album AUTOMATIC + VOLUNTARY in February 2016, and we were glad to make the vid for the single "Black Eyed Lover", a song about dark, cyclical dysfunction.
In the vid, actress Kat Scott portrays MAL, a mysterious, disturbed being who is the source of the songwriter's distress. MAL delusionally believes herself to be a serpent, and carries a toxic madness everywhere she goes... until literally, physically overflowing with the darkness.
Using custom-constructed projection content on ceiling-rigged screens, cryptic symbolism, live ball pythons, and in-camera facial special effects, we brought the dark, twisted mind of MAL to life.
The video premiered online in March 2016. MODOC's new album AUTOMATIC + VOLUNTARY is available everywhere now.
ASSIST / PRODUCER JARED SPARKMAN.
FEATURING KAT SCOTT.
DP MIKE YONTS.
FILMED BY MIKE YONTS & OWEN THOMAS.
LIGHTING DESIGN ANDREW BISSONETTE.
KEY GRIP THOMAS FRALEY.
ASSISTANT CAMERA TAYLOR BLYTHE.
STYLE / ART DIRECTION BRITTANY TERHUNE.
H&M MORGAN WRIGHT.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT RACHEL SCARPELLI.
VIBE TECH JAY ELLIOTT.
MOTION / SYMBOL DESIGN BY SAM KAUFMAN.
EDIT & COLORIZATION AT ABSORB.
LABEL ZAVITSON MUSIC GROUP.
FILMED JANUARY 19, 2016 IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN ON THE RED EPIC.