Poisoned Love from The Melismatics
If you don’t know The Melismatics, “Your Love Is A Poison” off their 2012 album, Mania!, is a great way to get to know them! The band crashed their trademark caffeine-fueled antics full speed into the glow-in-the-dark, neon-laced playground created just for them from the mind of Director Justin Staggs and Director of Photography Randy Smith.
With six studio albums to their name and a solid decade of touring, The Melismatics are veterans of the post-punk, indie-rock scene. Needless to say, Moving Walkway Productions could not pass on the opportunity to work with these giants. Executive produced by the Minneapolis College of Art & Design through their 2010 Summer Expression Sessions program, the results were nothing short of sleep-deprived magic.
With a student crew, this amazing video was shot at MCAD and despite the inference of a lush set and costumes, it was pretty much made from stuff laying around! Stuff that Justin Staggs, our genius editor, helped the students to alter in post-production.
In fact, to make the costumes, designer Rachel Girard added masking tape strips to old black clothes already belonging to the band!