High and Low - Empire of the Sun - Director's Cut

We recently partnered with Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun on the music video for their single, “High and Low.” Using a mix of live-action and fantastical CG animation, we visualized the experience of a psychedelic trip, weaving together two worlds: the physical reality of the journeyers and their surreal emotional destination, a fantastical world of which Empire of the Sun’s duo serve as the “emperors.” The gorgeous, surreal visual journey captures the song’s euphoric celebration of the innocence and boldness of youth.

Production Company: Roof Studio
Directors: Guto Terni, Vinicius Costa, Sam Mason
Executive Producer: Crystal Campbell
Producer: Ryan Mack
Assistant Producer: Amanda Campbell
Cinematographer: Sharon Meir
Camera/Movi Operator: Robert Spaulding
Drone Operators: Logan Mack, Brad Draifinger, Nathan Trucks
Wardrobe: Jesse James
Hair and Makeup Artist: Katie Wedlund
Storyboard Artist: Stephanie Davidson
Matte Painting: Fred Palacio
Design: Vinicius Costa, Fred Palacio, Guto Terni, Sam Mason
Animation: Lucas Ribeiro, Flavio Mac, Sam Mason, Guto Terni, Vinicius Costa, Fred Palacio
Lighting/Rendering: Vinicius Valente, Flavio Mac, Daniel P Teixeira, Vinicius Costa, Guto Terni, Sam Mason
Compositing: Guilherme Ferreirinha, Chris Gereg, Fred Kim, Fred Palacio, Guto Terni, Sam Mason, John Harrison, Marcello Bortolini

Costa Rica Production Company: Costa Rica Filming Locations
Costa Rica Local Fixer: Violeta Grancelli, Manu Manohar

Los Angeles Production Company: In collaboration with BestFriend
Executive Producer: Zak Thornborough

Editor: Adam Bazadona @ Cut & Run, Guto Terni @ Roof Studio

Color: RCO
Colorist: Seth Ricart
Executive Producer: Marcus Lansdell
CG Music Video
running, clouds, stars, nature, jungle, empire of the sun, colorful, surreal, whimsical