Shilo has created a stylish and detailed music video for Australian 'experimental pop' band BrotherSister, which is comprised of siblings Dante and Xavia Nou.
Still Run was created under the direction of Shilo co-founder, creative director and director André Stringer.
Slowly fading in from black, the video shows a man in the center of the screen, facing right, and running in place in slow-motion. His nighttime journey begins under a starry sky, in an open field in the shadow of a mountain range; soon, magical, swirling lights appear around him. After one of the sprites impacts the runner, a darker sequence begins where he runs through water, and then through a forest. He continues through a town which is in ruins, and finally emerges into a molten, apocalyptic, alien landscape.
"After listening to the record, I just fell in love with the poetry of the song and lyrics," Stringer began. "For the video, I wanted to explore the idea of perseverance through change and adversity, and we found a way to take that idea to an epic scale by using one seamless shot where a person runs though time and space.
"We began by shooting a five-second test of the guy running in front of a green screen, and over the course of about a year, we turned that into a full music video. Almost everyone in the studio has touched it at some point, including Dante when he was here contributing sound design and music to some of our other projects."
Like many of Shilo's productions, Still Run combines still photography and cinematography of custom-built miniatures, and computer animation created using Maya, with After Effects compositing and visual effects artistry.
"We did not want the finished look to appear photo-real, but rather, as a highly stylized vision, like something that may appear in a dream," said Shilo's lead artist Chris Fung. "Working over a long period of time with many different types of elements, our main challenge was to seamlessly combine everything into one strong, visually compelling story."
Shilo also helped out with the cover art for the ablum that Still Run is taken from The Wunder Tales. Elements of video were also used as backdrops for the band's gigs.
"As Shilo's artists developed the video, they sent us bits and pieces along the way, which in turn spoke to the videos we were devising for projection at our live shows," added Xavia. "Visuals have been critical... we are both artists as well as musicians, so to work with people at the top of their game has been an excellent experience."