Director: Gabriel Gasparinatos

Director: Gabriel Gasparinatos

Artist: Ecca Vandal ft. Sampa The Great

Video: Your Orbit

How were you approached for the job?

I was introduced to Ecca at a festival in Brisbane a couple of years ago and we got chatting after her show. We exchanged contacts and a year-or-so later she hit me up to see if I was interested in putting something forward.

What inspired your ideas?

The nostalgic hip-hop vibe and outer space themes of the track led to the main reference point being halfway between Beastie Boys - Intergalactic & Missy Elliott - The Rain. I love that era and it felt like an appropriate homage.

What were the limitations you faced with the production?

It was 40’C degrees in Martin Place when we shot Ecca & Sampa in those oversized ski jackets. And thunder storming when they were in tracksuits outside the Sirius in The Rocks. We had to cut a few scenes and take a lot of breaks.

Who were your key collaborators? 

The great Tom Black (@tomblackdp) shot the whole thing, and Asia Carino (@teriyakimami) styled it. Asia sourced some crazy outfits like those oversized jackets.

Have you worked with any of them before?

It was my first time working with both, but we recently collaborated on the new Triple One video.

What did you shoot on? What lenses did you use?

We shot on a Red Scarlett with some Zeiss Primes.

Do you feel that the client understands the production process? How involved were the band and label?

Ecca and I were very collaborative across the whole process - it was great working with an artist so passionate about her videos.


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