Beck CellPhones Dead in Music Video

American singer/songwriter Beck (Beck Hansen or Bek David Campbell), worked with French film director Michel Gondry on the black and white music video for “Cellphone’s Dead”, released in October 2006.

Beck in Cellphones Dead music video

Beck appears in a New York apartment dressed in a plaid suit. Furniture flies across the room, morphing into new shapes and interacting with the walls. The view through the window is inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 black and white movie, Metropolis.

Click on the image below to play the video.


Filming was shot by Michel Gondry via Partizan, Los Angeles, with producers Raffi Adlan and Janice Biggs, director of photography Shawn Kim, editor Jeff Buchanan, online editors Sébastien Doyon and Sébastien Blanchard, and props fabricator Tim Rossiter.

Post production was done at Fly Studio, Montreal, by producers Louis Morin and Charles Bertrand, art director Pete Zumba, coordinator Fannie Laroche, producer Jean-François Talbot, lead cgi artist and 3D artist Antonin Messier-Turcotte, 3D technical director Patrick Faille, 3D artists Martin Lauzon, Alexandre Lapointe, Muriel Tiberghien, Glenn Silver, 3D camera Francois Giard, digital retouchers Daniel Torrico, Mathieu Jolicoeur, compositors Christopher Byron, Jean-Francois Talbot, online editors Sébastien Doyon, Sébastien Blanchard, and colorist Edouard Lê.

Download the music video for Cellphone’s Dead online at iTunes.

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