Watch: Cut Copy – “Standing in the Middle of the Field” Video

Haiku From Zero Out Now via Astralwerks

Oct 20, 2017
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Cut Copy released a new album, Haiku From Zero, last month via Astralwerks. Now they have shared a video for album opener "Standing in the Middle of the Field." Vincenzi Vandella directed the video, which is one continuously moving shot and the image keeps zooming out from above as it charts a couple's relationship (or perhaps it's all a dream). Watch it below.

Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford had this to say about the video in a press release: "Vincent is an old friend of the band, having done some of our very first tours together with his own band, The Midnight Juggernauts, but in recent years he's also been working as a filmmaker. He came to us earlier this year because he'd been experimenting with a strange visual effect having a camera rise upward through various different scenes and landscapes, almost like delving through a collection of memories. He suggested this experiment might work well when put to our music. We agreed, so he set to work making this new clip for our song 'Standing in the Middle of the Field.'" 

Vandella had this to say: "The initial concept was to create a video that was uplifting, in a literal sense. We wanted the camera to rise up through various different scenes, telling the story of a couple in one long continuous shot. It would cover the minutia of their everyday intimacy, while also expanding to wider epic vistas, within the one journey. We shot the interior scenes by literally tying a camera to a rope and hoisting it from the ground upwards. Then we filmed a wide assortment of exteriors with a drone, from national parks to inner city lane ways, compositing everything together in post."

Read our 2013 interview with Cut Copy on Free Your Mind.

 Cut Copy Tour Dates:

11/9 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
11/12 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11/15 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/16 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/18 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/21 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/22 - Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
11/24 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/26 - Boston, MA @ Royale
11/30 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
12/1 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
12/2 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/3 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
12/5 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
12/6 - Miami, FL @ North Beach Bandshell

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