Jessie Lau

Behind the Scenes with Red Handed Denial on “Manipulator” MV Shoot

By April 17, 2016 Behind the Scenes, Photos

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Red Handed Denial’s new Wanderer EP comes out this week, which you can stream in full here. The band shot a video for “Manipulator” last September, and it was the first time Red Handed Denial collaborated with director Brendan Jessamine, who later did their “Dirty Diana” MV. For this shoot, Red Handed Denial had all their closest friends and supporters to help out as extras on set and it was such a smooth and great experience (I am in the corner of a scene somewhere). I love working with good people and keep working with good people.

The video was shot in a venue located in the basement of a restaurant called Rotilicious in Ajax. The space was a dream—wall-to-wall concert posters, music equipments, a run-down couch, an inoperable washroom that stinks… it was incredible.

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OVERCOME

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or COME OVER?

Chris and Dom getting ready

Chris and Dom getting ready

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Director Brendan Jessamine framing shots

Director Brendan Jessamine framing shots

Grip & Gaffer Adrian

Grip & Gaffer Adrian

Lauren getting warmed up

Lauren getting warmed up

Director of Photography Matt Scott

Director of Photography Matt Scott

Brendan doing director things

Brendan doing director things

Lauren looking fierce

Lauren looking fierce

Lauren not looking fierce

Lauren not looking fierce

Time for Aleksei's close-ups

Time for Aleksei’s close-ups

Chris's turn

Chris’s turn

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YES I CAUGHT A CHRIS MIFSUD JUMP

YES I CAUGHT A CHRIS MIFSUD JUMP

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Lauren and Tyson

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Check out DoP Matt Scott’s footwork

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Never let them tell you moshing for a MV is not work

John and Gary

John and Gary

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Tyson drying his sweat-soaked shirt for continuity #drummerproblems

Adrian fits right in as a bartender

Adrian fits right in as a bartender

John put on his beanie and transformed from mosher to bartender

John put on his beanie and transformed from mosher to bartender

Watching playback

Watching playback

Actress Emily

Actress Emily

Wrap photo

Wrap photo

“Jessie, do you take jumping photos?” They asked hesitantly as if I was going to scoff at how cheesy the idea was. I might have done that, but took the photos anyway :P

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“All it did was make me look girly.”

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Tyson

Promo Photos

We took some promo shots too. Adrian lit it with a Kino Flo to my right.

This is probably the most serious photos we got that day:

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Seconds before…

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Strike Boogie grabbed a photo of me with the band, this is rare. Thanks!

Strike Boogie grabbed a photo of me with the band, this is rare. Thanks!

And then I guess Spider-Man decided to show up?

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Thanks for reading!

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