Pure, Distilled Summer in PEPEPIANO Music Video

This one's perfect for a rainy day. A music video for PEPEPIANO's "Fallopian Dudes" has a simple but wonderful premise: people jumping into water -- in slow motion. Directing duo Harrys, aka Harry Israelson and Harry Schleiff, talk about the making of the video in an interview below.

The Atlantic: What was the inspiration for this video?

Harrys: Well first of all we'd like to clarify that there are two Harrys responsible for directing the video. We've been lifelong friends and the nickname "the Harrys" was sort of involuntarily forced on us at a young age. The video was produced by our recently founded production company OutHere Productions. We spent a lot of time listening to the song. David Bird (aka PEPEPIANO) created an incredibly airy soundscape for us to work with, so the concept of floating people was a relatively natural connection for us to make.

The vibe is pure summer. How did you go about creating that aesthetic? How did you create those hazy colors?

We wanted to create the effect that occurs when you hang pictures on a wall in a very light-filled summer house -- they bleach and fade yet take on a certain beautiful and ghostly quality. We shot the video in natural summer light and didn't use any additional lighting sources. 

Where did you shoot these scenes?

We shot the video in Montauk, NY on the very end of Long Island.

What's next for you?

In the next few weeks, we're looking to launch our own web-series to be shot and posted online in 3D. The series will showcase upcoming artists and musicians and will give them a platform to exhibit their talents in a nontraditional, 3D format. We're looking forward to shooting more music videos and commercials. We also plan on watching the Super Bowl in February. 

"Fallopian Dudes" was directed by Harrys, produced by Federico Sanchez Llanos, and edited by David Sherwin. For more videos by Harrys and OutHere, visit http://www.outhere.tv/. For more music by PEPEPIANO, listen to his new EP at http://pepepiano.bandcamp.com/. 

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Video

Just In