Blue Ocean Floor
Blue Ocean Floor
The short film tells a love story of endless passion, situated in a semi-mythical place in Iceland, where the protagonists fight for each other. Subconsciously a sense of attraction becomes an intense desire between them. With the male protagonist reaching out and the female protagonist struggling for her existence, arising from darkness to light, they strive to succeed to be brought together.
The idea was to make the music video look ethereal, leaning towards an art film. Floaty movements, vulnerable expressions, frequency and desire are key in designing the atmosphere. We are surrounded by many incentives nowadays. Everything is instant, the necessity for snappy impulses to hold people’s attention and their liking, became self-evident. With this piece, I wanted to slow things down a bit. Enable people’s mind to take time, absorb, savour and linger in it.”
“Blue Ocean Floor” is track #10 on the album The 20/20 Experience, was written by Chris Godbey, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosely, James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon.
Story & Direction: C.S. Daniel Lim
Creative Development: Wilsun Cheung x C.S. Daniel Lim
Presented by: ADAYS
Edit, CG & Postproduction: C.S. Daniel Lim
Cinematography & Lighting: Wilsun Cheung x C.S. Daniel Lim
Underwater + Arise shoot:
Model: Teresa van der Meulen
Locations: Ewoud Bras, David Hager
Gymnastics Specialist: Eveline van Leeuwen
With special thanks to: Shuh-Wei Soo, Jenny Kan, David Hager, Eveline van Leeuwen, Mitchel van Eijgen for their kind assistance and support.
And big thanks to: Kah-Kih Yau, Andy Cheung, Daniele Carmosino, Guan-Her Ng, Woutair Koomen, Vincent-Paolo Corputty, Ruben Daas, Jaap Redeker and Wouter Hager. And Teresa for her amazing performance.
Ways of working
Exploring the fields between artistic abstractness and cinematic FX, was genuinely important. The aesthetics and design enhance and convey the story for the dream-like song. With limited amount of props, we were still able to come up with some crafty set-building for the close-ups of the lakes in Iceland. Third important element was to be able to try things out, pushing the analogue and digital ideas during the creative process, the moderate interflow between CGI, live-action and Special FX.
Something to disclaim
This video is a purely fanmade film. The created images, designs and references above are for inspirational entertainment purposes only. This work is produced solely for the personal uncompensated enjoyment of ourselves and other Justin Timberlake fans. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.