Video: “Permanent Hesitation” by Born Ruffians

“Permanent Hesitation” by Born Ruffians, from their album Birthmarks.  

The video was directed by Ron Eyal and Eleanor Burke using an 8-camera rig devised by Eyal, Burke, and Eric Lin.  The multi-frame look of the video was inspired by artist David Hockney’s “polaroid composite” portraits which stitch together multiple snapshots into a single mosaic image.  “Permanent Hesitation” is the first music video shot simultaneously with eight video cameras to create a unified image.  The crew used eight Canon 5D Mark III’s and custom-built rig which allowed each camera to be aimed independently.  The motion graphics were created by designer and animator Kristyn Hume.