No One Does It Like You could equally refer to the contemporary artist who co-directed the video for the single from the Department of Eagles’ second album In Ear Park. The Mill New York worked on the music video, which premiered at a Pop Rally Event at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York.
An idea of skating ghosts led versatile director Patrick
Daughters to ask artist Marcel Dzama to work with him on the video.
The idea developed into something of an analogy about the futility
of war: as clashing regiments of doll-like figures annihilate one
another they become ghostly spirits finally united in dance.
The set for the three-day studio shoot was a 30 ft sq area of
sand and a 40 x 20 ft blue screen. The Mill's shoot supervisor and
co-lead Flame artist Cole Schreiber elaborates: 'With just five
dancers, the real challenge was to produce the scale required to
create an epic battle. Of the 84 shots used, 82 were on blue
A variety of techniques were used to achieve the video's unique
look. Co-director Marcel painted textural backgrounds using
watercolour and acrylic on plexi-glass and canvas. Cole
photographed them, and used Flame to paint over the images and
combine various paintings. Marcel, Patrick and The Mill all worked
closely to help create the vast desert landscape.
For one of the most interesting shots, Westley Sarokin and Cole
at The Mill built a fully 3D environment in Flame. Westley
projected textures onto geometries that let the camera move
vertically from the ground plane all the way into the sky. A
particle system was used to scatter bodies throughout the scenes,
and 'locked-off' ghosts created in Maya were tracked in. In the
early shots stop-frame animation was used for the birds, and the
night-time shots were built using still photographs. The Mill also
added muzzle flashes, explosions, dust, debris, and blood
throughout the video.