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Gorillaz_-_Stylo_(Official_Video)

Gorillaz - Stylo (Official Video)

The official music video for the Gorillaz song Stylo, lead single of the album Plastic Beach. It was released on 26 January 2010 along with the single itself and was produced and animated by film production company Passion Pictures.

Synopsis[]

The music video depicts a fast-paced car chase on a Californian desert road. Murdoc, 2-D, and Cyborg Noodle (with a bullet hole in her head) are speeding down the road in a bullet-riddled, smoking 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with the word "Stylo" on the front grille. They encounter an inept police officer (played by actor Jason Nott) who pursues the speeding band in a police car. Cyborg Noodle, while Murdoc is trying to pull her back in the car and pull over, shoots at the police officer's vehicle, running it off the side of the road. Bruce Willis, in a red 1968 Chevrolet El Camino, chases down and shoots at the Gorillaz, as the sky turns black with a spectral fog and the android Noodle malfunctions and collapses. As Bruce and the Gorillaz race across the desert, the policeman crawls towards his spilled box of doughnuts. Before he can reach it, a shadowy masked figure (the "Boogieman") appears out of thin air and envelops the stunned policeman in a black fog, similar to that in the sky. The video ends with the Stylo car running off the side of the road and into the ocean, as Bruce looks on contently. The car, submerged underwater, transforms into a shark-like craft and swims out of view.

Commentary[]

On the 6th 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[]

The Making of Stylo[]

  • Plastic Beach Deluxe Version on iTunes (defunct);
  • Unofficial YouTube uploads.

Commentary Edition[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Credits[1][]

Directed by Jamie Hewlett and co-directed by Pete Candeland

Produced by Zombie Flesh Eaters with animation by Passion Pictures and live action by HSI Productions

Full Credits:

  • Production Company: Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Producer: Cara Speller
  • Editor: Seb Monk
  • Live Action Production Company LA: HSI Productions
  • Executive Producer: Nicola Doring
  • Producer: Dawn Rose
  • Production Supervisor: Nathan Stoebner
  • 1st AD: Paul Laurens
  • 2nd Unit, 1st AD: Rudy Van Zyl
  • 2nd AD: Brian Galligan
  • 2nd Unit, 2nd AD: Dawn Bridgewater
  • Asst Production Supervisor: Varsi Amerian
  • Asst Production Co-ordinator: Eric Wolfson
  • DOP: Steve Chivers
  • DOP 2nd Unit: Simon Thirlaway
  • 1st AC: Rudy Salas
  • 2nd AC: Nicole Martinez
  • 1st AC, 2nd Unit: John Scivoletto
  • DIT Technician A Unit: Brendan Dolson
  • DIT Technician B Unit: Roham Rohmani
  • B.B. Electric A Unit: Steve Francis
  • Electric A Unit: Victor Major
  • Gaffer B Unit: Richard Tibbetts
  • B.B. Electric B Unit: Richard Smart
  • Electric Driver: Adam Flores
  • Key Grip: Steve Chase
  • B.B. Grip: Scott Chase
  • Dolly Grip: Colby Dunford
  • Grips: Shun Goldin, Curtis Brown
  • Grip Driver: Tracy Satterfield
  • Production Designer: Dave Wilson
  • Lead Man: John Selmo
  • Set Dresser: Atsushi Ushimaru
  • Shopper: Taylor Williams
  • Art PA: Dave Young
  • Picture Car Handler: Phil Fiore
  • Picture Car Mechanics: c/o Picture Car Warehouse
  • VTR A Unit: Tony Bollas
  • VTR B Unit: Monty Buckles
  • Location Manager: Kelley Baker
  • Craft Service: Curtis Livingston
  • Medic: Cliff Shaumloeffel
  • Ambulance: AMR
  • Gang Boss/Pass Van: Brian Mullen
  • Production Moho: Ronny Mendez
  • Pass Van 2: Leo Landa
  • Pass Van 3: Doug Boes
  • Pass Van 4: Bill Isaacson
  • Talent Moho: Joe Baker
  • Wardrobe Stylist: Brandy St John
  • Asst Wardrobe: Fanny Adams
  • Makeup: Stella Tzanidakis, Brenda Green
  • Stunt Coordinator: Chuck Picerni
  • Precision Drivers: John Clay Scott, Larry Rippenkorger
  • Stunt Riggers: Mike Washlake, Rico Burgos
  • Special FX: Wayne Beauchamp, Kevin Beauchamp, Darren Beauchamp
  • Special FX Mask: Mike Rossi
  • Gun Handler: Mike Tristano
  • Ultimate Arm Driver: Steve Hassenpflug
  • Ultimate Arm Tech: Mark Anderson
  • Ultimate Arm Crane Op: David Butckoyich
  • Camera Car Driver: Craig Conaway
  • Production PA’s: Darby Gwinn, Chris Kessler, Mike Wong, Chris Piper, Jason Mandl, Luke Maxcy, Ed Settle, Will Griffin, Kendall Foote

Talent:

  • Policeman: Jason Nott
  • Boogie Man: Chris Freeman
  • Bruce Willis as himself
  • Animation and FX Production Company: Passion Pictures
  • Co-Director / 2nd Unit Director: Pete Candeland
  • Producer: Debbie Crosscup, Doireann de Buitlear
  • Executive Producer: Hugo Sands
  • Head of CG: Jason Nicolas
  • VFX Supervisor: Neil Riley
  • Technical Director: Julian Hodgson
  • CG modelling: Mario Ucci, Mattias Bjurstrom, Ian Brown
  • Texture/Shading: Mario Ucci, Melanie Climent, Sally Wilson
  • Rigging: Chris Dawson
  • CG Animation Supervisor: Wes Coman
  • CG Animation: Cath Brooks, Kristian Antonelli, Dominic Griffiths, Isabel Auphan, Stuart Doig
  • Lighting/Render: Rick Thiele, Claire Michaud, Yann Benedi, Celine Desrumaux, Quentin Vien, Guillaume Cassuto
  • CG FX: Jamie Franks, Sajjad Amjad
  • Compositor: Niamh Lines, Johnny Still, Dave Lea
  • Tracking: Andy Peel, Michael Sofoluke
  • Roto Artists: Victor Perez, Aymeric Percival, Tom Castellani
  • Editor: Fiona de Souza, Tim King
  • Flame work: Munky
  • Additional CG animation: James Coore at Zulu Studios
  • HD Telecine: Rushes
  • Grading in Resolve: Adrian Seery
  • Data Conform in Flame: Adam Watson
  • Post Production Producer: Calvin Cunningham

THE MAKING OF STYLO:

  • Production Company: Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • Directed, Filmed and Edited by Seb Monk

Videos[]

Gallery[]

Stylo2 Gorillaz stylo Murdoc stylo
The full image gallery for Stylo (Music Video) may be viewed at Stylo (Music Video)/Gallery.

Trivia[]

  • The billboard the cop crashes through appears to be an advertisement for "SUPER FAST JELLY FISH", a reference to the single of the same name, as well as the breakfast product mentioned in the music video for the single. The sign features an illustration of the jellyfish that matches those seen in the music videos for "Superfast Jellyfish", "On Melancholy Hill" and "Doncamatic".
  • At the point the cop "dies", there's a sign that says "SWEEPSTAKES" in reference to the 12th track of the album Plastic Beach, "Sweepstakes".
  • The video was shortlisted for "Best Breakthrough Video" at the MTV Awards, "Best Video, Short Form" at the Grammy Awards, and "Best Video" at both the NME and Q Awards.
  • In 2010, the video set a world record for a music video premiere on Youtube by being viewed 900,00 times in its first 24 hours.[2]

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