Boris Booij Portrays the Self-Consciousness of Isolation for Kensington's Render Island
Czar Amsterdam’s director Boris Booij has conjured up another music video for the band Kensington, abstractly portraying the self-consciousness of isolation.
Boris has worked with Kensington in the past however this time his approach was slightly different than usual. During these times of quarantine, Boris formulated together with Marvin Koppejan a new concept for the song ‘Island’ and its fair to say his own isolation was an inspiration in creation of the idea.
The film opens with a scene where we see a man stuck in a circle, an island. The man discovers when he sees himself into the water, that the construct of his environment is a reflection of himself and is unable to escape this boundary. His mind races and he expresses these rushing thoughts and feelings in this isolated place through a modern dance performance. Soon he lays down in a saddened peace and the camera shoots up to reveal a beautiful universe. This universe starts evaporating into a ball, a ball of light that this man envelops with his body that presents itself as a symbol for his thoughts.
Both Booij and Kensington worked hard alongside Czar Amsterdam to adjust the production workflow to fit within the new health and safety regulations of the RIVM (Dutch Health Organization).
This music video is a good example of how creatives navigate their ways through the current pandemic and make it possible to work with the new health and safety regulations through this new normal
Manager: Cedric Muyres
Featuring: Giovanni Pisas
Concept: Boris Booij & Marvin Koppejan
Director: Boris Booij
Production Company: Czar Amsterdam
Executive Producer: Willem Bos
Producer: Jesse te Buck
Creative Director: Marvin Koppejan
Producer: Nina Fabel
Motion Design: Moa Nordin, David Gieling
3D Artist: Ernst Noort
DOP: Thijmen Doornik
Edit /Grading / VFX: Marvin Koppejan & Boris Booij
VFX Supervisor: Ernst Noort
Choreography: Anne Suurendonk, Giovanni Pisas
Art Director: Klaas Wijnberg
Gaffer: Jeroen Zwart
1st AC: 3k Justus Engelbracht
Best Boy: Stan Widdershoven
Key Grip: Mike Laureys
Crane operator: via Mike
Category: Music video , Short Films and Music Videos