Eligh - The Healer (Official Video) from Nick Korompilas on Vimeo.
Recently I was commissioned by world renown hip-hop artist, Eligh (of G&E), to produce and direct a music video for The Healer from the triple-disc G&E album The Tourtise and The Crow.
Above: Beginning stages of production – filming the first verse. Photo by Demi Ward. At the time this project was filmed video was a resurfacing medium for me. I had not produced a video in roughly five years before this – and that being said, music video was brand new for me too. Eligh and I discussed ideas but ultimately gave me the trust and creative freedom, based on our guidelines, to translate The Healer into visuals. Eligh wanted to make something really unique with this project and it was so fun to collaborate with; this project is both my biggest accomplishment and challenge thus far.
Above: Edward posing for a portrait in the eerie, fog-filled soundstage. Over the span of two days and 13+ hours in the studio each day we pulled off filming The Healer. I had an all-star crew with the help of Maxwell Frank, Ziyan Zhang, Ian Robertson, Edward Clynes, Brandon Huttenlocher, Ben Flynn, Arnaldo Abba, Demi Ward and Nate Vetter; collaboratively we were able to make this happen. It was a very humbling, intense and incredible experience to say the least.
I would like to give a shout out to the amazing crew that offered their time and dedication to make this happen - it was honestly flawless working with these guys; we all had one goal in common and only with that mindstate were we able to pull all of this off successfully. Thanks homies - enjoy!
At the end of the shoot I asked Eligh to stand in for a staged portrait. Below is the result.