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This Seattle metal band has a sound that has been described as combination of shoegaze, doom metal, and post-rock with more experimental tendencies. As they've been tapping deeper into their artistry, adding visuals to complement their live performances was a natural progression. Similar to the Noonmoon process, I listened to each song and then hit the streets of Seattle to capture footage. Post-production editing was focused on layering for abstraction, motion, and color washes to enhance intensity.
Nightshade footage was captured by attaching a GoPro camera to the hood of a Zipcar. Listening to the song, I couldn't help but imagine it being something you'd hear in an action film or video game. I was inspired to show imagery resembling a high speed chase or video game racing. The streets are mostly downtown Seattle, with a little footage in Capitol Hill, Belltown, and Westlake neighborhoods.