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How an "aquatic" clip revives an eight-year-old tube

2020-01-24T17:25:32.140Z

Director Patrick Foch imagined a clip, between sea and land, on a song by the American group Imagine Dragons. The video has nearly 2.5 million views



The clip - Master Films

  • The American group Imagine Dragons gave carte blanche to a Toulouse-based director for this clip shot partly underwater.
  • The song "Nothing left to say", released eight years ago, has a second life on social networks where nearly 2.5 million people have viewed it.
  • Rather artistic work than classic clip, the video stages a couple who find themselves and tear themselves apart in a graceful aquatic dance.

The song was released eight years ago but is experiencing a second youth thanks to the posting of its clip this week. The American group Imagine Dragons has published the clip of "Nothing left to say" on social networks, directed by a Toulousain, Patrick Foch.

In less than a week, the video had nearly 2.5 million views on YouTube. The consecration for this artistic short film, which tells the life of a couple who tears apart and then finds themselves in a sublime dance in the water and the air.

Artistic work

It was the independent director, supported by the studio Master Films, who submitted this original idea to the famous American rock group. Their manager accepted this funny creation, giving them carte blanche. Patrick Foch had been developing the idea for this video for several years, which is more like an artistic work than a music video.

“I had this hybrid idea around dancing underwater which removes gravity and movement on the ground, says the professional. I wanted to dance underwater but not synchronized swimming. The dancers had to work in snorkeling but it paid off because the slightest gesture is beautiful, graceful ”.

System D for aquatic scenes

The shooting was done in a week and the aquatic scenes shot at the Nakache swimming pool in Toulouse. The two dancers' legs were weighted with lead so that they could move to the bottom of the water. Tricks like installing a mirror to reflect the light from the two projectors give an incredible rendering to the clip.

'Nothing Left to Say' came out on our first album Night Visions almost 8 years ago. can't believe it's been so long. we fell in love with this video made by some of our friends in France and wanted to share it with all of you: https://t.co/PRuvfe4nCN

- Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) January 20, 2020

"It was a bit like the D system because no one had shot such aquatic scenes, but everyone contributed to the building," says Patrick Foch. I wanted dance to bring emotion, not performance ”.

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