björk: black lake





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Published on Jun 10, 2015

björk: black lake taken from the album vulnicura.

shot on location in iceland by award-winning director andrew thomas huang, the ten minute long film for ‘black lake’ was commissioned by the museum of modern art, new york and debuted there earlier this year.

the film includes motifs from the icelandic landscape—caves, ravines, lava, and moss fields—and reflects ideas of pain, perishing, and rebirth. ‘black lake’ was realized in collaboration with the 3-d design firm autodesk, who worked along with david benjamin and the living on the installation at moma. ‘black lake’ was produced by andrew thomas huang’s uk based music video production company colonel blimp.

listen to vulnicura: https://bjork.lnk.to/vulnicuraYT

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video credits:

production company: colonel blimp
icelandic production company: truenorth
client: one little indian records & moma

artist: björk
film & track title: black lake
music: björk

director: andrew thomas huang
creative direction by björk, andrew thomas huang & james merry
executive producers: tamsin glasson & kevin shapiro

producer: tamsin glasson

cinematographer: lasse frank

production designer: thorgeir frímann ódinsson

choreographer: erna ómarsdóttir

colorist: brandon chavez

truenorth, icelandic production:
general manager: helga margrét reykdal
executive producer: rafnar hermannsson
producer: hrönn kristinsdóttir

production manager: linda vilhjálmsdóttir
location manager: haraldur daddi bjarnason

camera department:
stedicam operator: ari robbins
focus puller: ómar jabali
loader: elva sara ingvarsdottir
digital image technician: búi baldvinsson & gudjón hrafn gu›mundsson
audio recording and playback: frank arthur blöndahl cassata
playback assistants: gestur sveinsson, fannar freyr magnússon

gaffer: jonathan devaney
key grip: hinrik jónsson
assistant lighting & grip: valdimar jóhannsson, bergur hinriksson
assistant grip: dagur benedikt reynisson

production design:
production designer: thorgeir frímann ó›insson
art director: martin busko
props master: haukur m. hrafnsson
props assistants: fridrik steinn fridriksson, soffía ósk kristinsdóttir
carpenter: hilmar páll jóhannsson
sfx supervisor: davíd geir jónasson

wardrobe design:
wardrobe designer: iris van herpen
wardrobe design manager: bradly klerks
make-up: andrew gallimore at clm london
hair: lok lau at clm london
assistant make-up: frida maria hardardóttir

1st assistant director: george nessis
2nd assistant director/key pa: brynja dögg
pa: kormákur arthursson, hilmar mathiesen, fernando cunha, jerry
nessis, árni jóhann ólafsson
stand-in: maría nielsen

dorthy lísa woodland

camera van driver: ómar jabali
equipment truck driver: hinrik jónsson
wardrobe motorhome driver: anna lind sævarsdóttir
facility bus: jökull jónsson
nnw trucks: hulda lára jónsdóttir

vfx capture xrez studio: eric hanson & greg downing
local icelandic assistant to xrez studio: ólafur haraldsson

vfx: wolf & crow
executive producer: kevin shapiro

production: kate berry
production: cole darby
production: matt olson
production emmi nakagawa
vfx supervisor: adam swaab
fx artist: brett albert
technical director: henry foster
lead flame: brandon sanders
compositor: chad howitt
compositor: sven dreesbach
compositor: youn kwack
compositor: lindsey fry
cg lead: matt berenty
cg artist: richard daniels
cg artist: troy barsness
cg artist: josephine khang
cg artist: joseph grossmann
rotoscoping: dan everson

powered by autodesk
autodesk executive sponsor: chris bradshaw; vp & chief marketing
autodesk producer: brian pene; director of emerging technology and cto
autodesk behind the scenes location capture: keith chamberlain
autodesk practical effects designer: arthur harsuvanakit
autodesk finance: tasha koellsted, jezabel cloutier

black lake theater environment by david benjamin, ray wang, jim
stoddart, and brian lee

special thanks to tom berendsen, andrew melchior, brian pene, adam
joseph, michelle jaffe , james studholme and martin howe.


  • Collaborators

  • Director

  • Music

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Black Lake
  • Artist

  • Album

    • Vulnicura
  • Writers

    • Björk
  • Licensed by

    • Phonofile, Believe Music, Rebeat Digital GmbH, Carosello Records, Embassy of Music GmbH, The Orchard Music, SME, [Merlin] InertiaPtyLtd (on behalf of Smekkleysa); Kobalt Music Publishing, UMPI, ASCAP, AMRA, and 12 Music Rights Societies


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