HE WHOSE OX IS GORED
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. Editing was focused on layering, motion, and color washes to enhance intensity and abstraction.
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.