"A request video for Sinitus Tempo's track 'Utopia (my place)' off the latest album Peaceland.
The meaning of 'Utopia' is a imaginary place or state of things in which, everything is perfect. Taking this in mind along with the summer feel from the track I felt that it would be appropriate to visualise the song as a 'hazy summer dream.' For this I chose focal pulls, bokeh, and a warm grade to help accentuate and support this. The shape split screen was an experimental technique that I may develop?
Filmed on the 550D with the kit lens (not a fan of changing lens on the beach)
Edited/ graded in AE
Get your hands on the free download of the album here and be sure to check out Sinitus Tempo's Bandcamp in its full entirety: sinitustempo.bandcamp.com/album/peaceland" - john carter