It Only Took 5 Seconds To Film This Entire Music Video

It only took 5 seconds to film this entire music video

In what has to be one of the shortest shoots ever, all it took to make this three and a half minute music video was five seconds of filming. That seems like some pretty good bang for your buck! The trick was that a Phantom 4K camera inhaled those five seconds at 1000fps to create this moving mural painting of a music video.

The song is Unconditional Rebel by Siska and was directed by Guillaume Panariello. Petapixel says:

80 extras were strategically placed along an 80-meter stretch of road near an industrial area, and Panariello pointed a Phantom camera out of a car being driven across the scene at 50km/h (~31mph).

There is some CG but the bulk of the video is done in that one take.

The siska project moves between neo soul and trip hop, an electro soul loaded with sounds from Bristol in the '90s. You can find out more here.

This post is part of a series in which we feature really cool music video clips.

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    That's impressive and everything, but how can that be true?

    To film 80 metres in 5 seconds, that's 16 metres per second.
    If you had 1 person at every metre, each person would be on camera for 0.0625 of a second.

    The thing that makes me call bull, is that there is far too much happening with each person.
    The people with their lips moving couldn't possibly get out that many words in the time it takes the camera to pass them.

    I know they said there was some CG, but you would have to CG every pixel of every frame, hardly seems worth it.

      The woman in the foreground, the one with her lips moving, has been put in later. The actions of the people in the background appear far more in line with being filmed at 1000fps. It's also a bit of a giveaway that the lady singing at the start appears again later at the 3:02 mark, but this time in slow-mo.

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