The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their new music video for Look Around – The I’m With You single will be released on March 5th, 2012. The band performed in separate rooms in one take and all four were filmed simultaneously by a rig of four cameras!
Each room loosely represents the band members’ personalities, so almost all the props and artwork in the rooms came from their personal collections.
See below for Look Around director, Robert Hales’ thoughts on the new music video. Stadium-Arcadium.com also spoke to director of photography, Alejandro Lalinde.
“I can say that the band were great to work with real gentlemen, and it was a genuinely collaborative process,” said Look Around director Robert Hales. “They were all extremely involved creatively.”
All four rooms were filmed simultaneously with four cameras. Instead of having a drawn-out day of shooting, the band completed the video within four whole takes, which Robert Hales said, is “very impressive.” “They had a very clear idea of how they wanted to perform and they nailed it. All in all it was a fantastic experience and I’m very proud of what we created.”Director of photography, Alejandro Lalinde said the video was filmed with a rig of four RED Epic cameras, all setup with identical 11-16mm Duclos lenses (Pictured left). View another picture of the rig HERE
“It was amazing to finally see the Red Hot Chili Peppers interact with their environment and boy they had a lot of fun,” said Alejandro.
They are an amazing group of artists and professionals that were ready with their A-game once on set. The best part was actually seeing that first shot roll and seeing them perform within the environments and that to me put a smile on my face.
I grew up with their music and to see them do their thing was a rewarding experience. When you put great artists in front of a camera, everything changes….it was amazing!”
Time Lapse Video of the construction of the video set
Leading up to the release of the video, RHCP released this time lapse video showing the construction of the set…
Interactive Video Coming Soon
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will also release a special version of the Look Around Music Video which allows you to switch between the four different rooms! Stay tuned…
Look Around Music Video Credits
Starring: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea Michael Balzary, Josh Klinghoffer, Everly Bear Kiedis, Sandha Khin and Charlotte Free.
Director: Robert Hales | Production company: HELLO! | Represented by: LARK CREATIVE | Producer: Paul Laurens | Director of Photography: Alejandro Lalinde | Executive Producer: Kerri Kleiner | Commissioner: Devin Sarno
Behind-the-scenes on the making of the Look Around Music Video
Screenshots from the Look Around Music Video
More info on the RED Epic Cameras used to film the Look Around Music Video