Experimenting in the space we focused on collaboration rather than Danni soley directing.
Soon into the shoot I felt the energy of Danni's movements were not being communicated effectively when filming static on the tripod. I went handheld to get more into the action and found myself reacting to Danni's movements within the dance, but also over time going against these self-established rules moving the shot away from the subject.
This decision was influenced by Steve McQueen's video with Kanye West for All Day where Kanye's presence flows through McQueen's single continuous shot facing off, chasing and ignoring Ye's performance. Because sometimes it's what you don't see that is the most interesting.
One of the most stand out music videos I have seen in a long time. Still not sure if 'This is America' topped it or not.
Had to get some photographs of Danni doing her thing too obviously.