Ed Sheeran

2 STEP

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CLIENT
Atlantic Records
FOCUS
CG Production
DATE
April 2022

ABOUT

''I always had the line ‘two-stepping with the woman I love’ because I can’t dance. And my wife isn’t an incredible dancer either. But the two-step is what we can do.” - Ed Sheeran

MADNESS

MNM has partnered up director Henry Scholifed to create a music video that bends reality, taking the audience through a kaleidoscope lens of a surreal world. We sought to break boundaries while incorporating our capabilities in the works, finding the balance between work and wonder. Given that it's Ed Sheeran, we aimed for a video that is on par with his status, epic and prestigious. The music video quickly turns into a bizarre rabbit hole of madness, while Ed and company dance while the world around them morphs.

METHOD

Filmed in Ukraine by Radioaktive and assembled here by MNM in Singapore, we painted a picture and plunged the viewers into it with the manipulation of characters, vehicles, and buildings. Using the footage given by No.8, our team was hard at work toward the magic. With our roto team paired with CG production crew, we spearheaded through Camera tracking of scenes, rotoscoping of characters and a final clean up to provide a kaleidoscopic world.

WE'LL GO ALL NIGHT

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Our lead CG Artist, Alex Scollay, has created an intricate and entrancing world that resembles something out of a Doctor Strange movie. Structures intertwine within one another all made from the building complexes creating a beautiful display of visuals.

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ALL WE NEED IS US

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Lil Baby’s feature had him performing through the compound. Due to scheduling conflicts Lil Baby was digitally incorporated by Rotoscoping, tracking his movements, clean up and color grading to have him seamlessly alongside Ed.

IMPACT

Gathering over 41 million views within 5 months, Ed Sheeran's 2 Step is hitting audiences across the globe. Moreover, the video served as a fundraiser for Ukraine's Humanitarian Funds. All proceeds to the video went into helping the people in Ukraine.

BEHIND THE SCENE

Take a look at the steps we took for Ed Sheeran's 2 Steps

CREDITS

Thank you, to all whom we've crossed paths with on this magnificient work.

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CG Production → Method N Madness

Executive Producer → Tan Wen Hao

CG Director → Alex Scollay

CG Artist → Pinoy Reyes, Teo Hong, Huzaifi Razali

Previs Artist → KC,, Jacques Deschambeault

Title Design → Amirul Afifi

Rendering → Fox Renderfarm

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VFX Production → No.8 London

Executive Producer → Barny Wright

VFX Lead → Jim Allen

VFX Shoot Supervisor → Jim Radford

Colourist → Alex Gregory

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