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Gorillaz_-_Humility_(Official_Video)

Gorillaz - Humility (Official Video)

The official music video for the song Humility by Gorillaz featuring George Benson, lead single of the album The Now Now. It was released on 31 May 2018, ten days after the single itself, and was animated by film production companies The Line and prodocued by Ruffian.

On 12 July 2018, an alternate version of the music video was released, with a remix of the song by Superorganism. It was animated and produced by Blinkink.

Synopsis[]

The video starts with shots of 2-D roller-skating around Venice Beach and Jack Black playing a guitar. Noodle is then seen playing chess against Remi Kabaka Jr.. Ace, who replaced Murdoc while he was in jail, is then seen watching two men play basketball. When the ball lands in Ace's hand, he takes out a pocket knife and stabs it. After this, various video clips of local residents of Venice Beach are shown. Near the end of the video, Russel is seen standing on the side of the boardwalk. Russel then trips 2-D as he skates towards him. 2-D falls, and when he gets back up, his white eyes turn black. He begins to skate away again, only to fall on his face.

Superorganism Remix[]

The video is an edited version of the original music video, with 2-D and lead singer of Superorganism, Orono Noguchi, roller-skating down Venice Beach in the sunshine. They encounter Noodle, Russel and Jack Black, who Orono asks to hang out using a basketball. When Orono throws the ball, Ace catches it and stabs it with his pocket knife. In the end, when 2-D trips, Orono tries to help him but is captured by the ‘prawn police’ and sent to a pixel prison.

Commentary[]

On the 13th of May 2022, a commentary edition of the music video by band member Murdoc Niccals was posted to Gorillaz' official YouTube channel, as part of a series of commentaries on some of the band's music videos.

Availability[]

Music Video[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Superorganism Remix[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Commentary Edition[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Credits[]

  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Co-directors: Tim McCourt, Max Taylor, Evan Silver
  • Executive Producer: Bart Yates
  • Producers: Ryan Ennis, Georgina Fillmore, Franzi Nicolaus
  • Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management.
  • Cast:
  • Jack Black: as himself
  • Bodybuilders: Alex Okafor
  • Basketball Players: Dexter Homan, Brent Martin
  • Chess Player: Remi Kabaka Jr.
  • Bad Skater: Will Dewitt
  • Roller Skater stand-in: Edgar Khatchatrian
  • Production Company: Blinkink
  • Production Company: The Line
  • Production Company: Ruffian
  • Animation: The Line
  • Animation Directors: Tim McCourt & Max Taylor
  • Executive Producer: James Duveen
  • Editor: Robert Rafalat
  • Animators: Marlène Beaube, Léonard Bismuth, Maxime Delalande, Tim Dillnutt, Sarah Dhorne, Wesley Louise, Venla Linna, Xavier Ramonède, Pierre Rütz, Alvise Zennaro
  • Background Artist: Bjorn Erik-Aschim
  • Lead Compositor: Bernardo Varela
  • Compositors: Valentina Bartiromo, Guillaume Cassuto, Kye Dorricott, Fiona Lu, Courtney Pryce
  • Clean Up Artists: Aude Carpentier, Denise Dean, Angelina De Silva, Michael Douglas, Gerald Gallego, Venla Linna, Toby Parry, Setareh Seto, Isobel Stenhouse
  • Production Manager: Max Ross
  • Production Assistants: Samia Ahmed, Leana Mae Felipe
  • Tech Support: Jack Straw
  • Additional Clean Up: Amix
  • Rotoscoping: Trace VFX
  • Live Production: Ruffian
  • Director: Evan Silver
  • Executive Producer: Robert Herman
  • Head of Production: Sheila Eisenstein
  • Production Supervisor: Joshua Hummel
  • Director Of Photography: Carlos Veron
  • 1st AC: Rod Horwitz, Eric Aguilar
  • 2nd AC: Alan Certeza, Brian Austin
  • B-Cam Operator: Joseph Messier
  • DIT: JJ Osbourne
  • 1st AD: Chuck Connors
  • 2nd AD: Erid Topp, Brent Martin
  • Gaffer: Red Hickman
  • Key Grip: Michael Koepke
  • Grips: Ryan Sparling, Danny Carillo, Adam Flore
  • Production Designer: Chris Yager
  • Wardrobe: Scott Ludden
  • Hair/Make-Up: Amy Hanlin
  • Grading Facilities: Time Based Arts
  • Colourist: Simone Grattarola
  • Executive Producer Colour: Tom Jones
  • Location Manager: Scott Ludden
  • Sound Design: Offset Audio
  • Engineer: Claire Bilyard

Superorganism Remix[]

  • Production Company: Blinkink
  • Director: Robert Strange
  • Executive Producer: Bart Yates
  • Producer: Alex Holberton
  • VFX Artist: Dan Hawkins
  • Director of Photography: Ollie Craig
  • 1st AC: Francesca Zucchini
  • Gaffer: Lorenzo Guerrieri

Videos[]

Gallery[]

Noodle's chess 0 GORILLAZ HUMILITY 2-D and Jack Black's Slide
The full image gallery for Humility (Music Video) may be viewed at Humility (Music Video)/Gallery.

Trivia[]

  • Bonesy can be seen painted on the Muscle Beach arch.
  • Pazuzu can be seen spray painted on one of the racquetball court walls.
  • Jack Black is also the lead singer of the band, Tenacious D, which is coincidentally based out of Venice Beach.
  • The font used for Humility in the title card is Rage Italic.
  • This is the music video debut of Ace, replacing Murdoc as the latter is currently incarcerated.
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