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Music Video: BLKKK SKKKN HEAD

by Nick Knight on 22 July 2013

Kanye West's music video for BLKKK SKKKN HEAD, created in collaboration with Nick Knight, utilises pioneering 3D scanning and motion capturing technologies.

Kanye West's music video for BLKKK SKKKN HEAD, created in collaboration with Nick Knight, utilises pioneering 3D scanning and motion capturing technologies.

Concept:
Direction:
Artist:
Kanye West performing 'Blkkk Skkkn Head'
Art Direction:
Models:
Roger Skeete, Richard Apeadu, Chuck Ekuko, Evan Nortly, Elijah Reid, Fernando Cabral
Hooded Penitents:
Adrian Vincent, Leonyl LaBete and Habib Anibaba
Wrestlers:
Doula Niang, Barry Hamel, Amadou Diop, Toure Idy, Omarou Jemmeh, Wahabou Jammeh
Scarification Model:
Laurence Sessou
Grooming:
Darren Evans
Scarification:
Iestyn Flye
Film Edit:
Carly Baker
VFX Direction and Lead 3D Artist:
Drew Arnold
3D Scanning and Modelling:
Kev Stenning, Peter Valkanoff
Motion Capture:
Stuart Haskayne, Iain Sylvester for Centroid 3D
Facial Motion Capture:
Patrice Silvant, Pascal Langlois for Dynamixyz
Compositing:
Drew Arnold, Scott Altman
Additional Compositing:
Tim Kirkby
3D Animation:
Drew Arnold, Will Broadbent, Jason Mayo
Character Rigging:
Maximillion Mallman
Facial Animation:
Drew Arnold, Mimic Productions
Additional Animation:
Dominic Parker for One Of Us
DIT:
Nelson Oliver, Jay Patel
Focus Puller:
Jeremy Fusco, Eva Arnold
Production:
Juliette Larthe for PRETTYBIRD
Production Management:
Hannah May
Make-up Assistance:
Christian Cowan-Sanuli
Director's Representation:
Additional Production Management:
Joe Thornber, Mike Carr
Director's Assistance:
Laura Falconer, Chloe Orefice, James Rowbotham, Markn Ogue, James Stopforth
Art Department Assistance:
Hayley McDonald, Bojana Kozarevic
PRETTYBIRD: Producers:
Juliette Larthe and Candice Ouaknine
Production Assistance:
Matt Bulaitis
Camera Runner:
Paintings:
James Tailor
Stock Footage Research:
Hazel May
Tailor:
Ian Hundley
Drivers:
Abby Martin, Lar Fermor
Wild Animal Handling:
Jim Clubb for Amazing Animals
Animal Handling:
Jo Vaughan for Birds & Animals UK
Vets:
Stephen Ware & Nick Haley
Runners:
Kane Phillips and Jonathan Cozzo
For Mimic Productions:
David Bennett and Bonnie Stanway
Additional Lip Sync:
Speech Graphics
For Speech Graphics:
Michael A Berger and Gregor Hofer
Phoneticians:
Carmen Savu and Rebekka Puderbaugh
Animals Supplied by:
Amazing Animals & Birds And Animals UK
Camera Supplied by:
Take 2 Film Services
Lighting Supplied by:
Direct Photographic
Wild animals filmed at:
Heythrop Zoological Gardens
Wrestlers Managed by:
Fabrice Allouche
Filmed at:
Park Royal Studios
PRETTYBIRD: Executive Producers:
Kerstin Emhoff and Derek Richmond
PRETTYBIRD: Music Representation:
Joceline Gabriel
PRETTYBIRD: Head Of Production:
Margo Mars
PRETTYBIRD: Executive Assistant::
Ben Larthe
PRETTYBIRD: Accounting:
Brian Mullen

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