Quality Peoples

you know what i mean

Cults – you know what i mean
written and directed by Isaiah Seret.

so good.

Isaiah Seret x Cults

Go Outside by Cults
Directed by Isaiah Seret

QPeeps homie Isaiah Seret digitally inserts Cults band members into archival footage from various sources documenting The People’s Temple Christian Church in Los Angeles and later on The People’s Temple Agricultural Project in Guyana (better known as Jonestown).

beautiful, haunting work.

this from Isaiah:

To tell the story of Cults’ hauntingly beautiful track, “Go Outside”, I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones’ famous religious cult, Peoples Temple, and the eventual tragedy in Jonestown. Fortunately, when exploring the feasibility of this video I became acquainted with Fielding M. McGehee III, an expert on Peoples Temple history and the primary researcher for the Jonestown Archive. It is thanks to him and his encouragement that I was able to take on this project and through his support gained access to over two and half hours of home videos showing Peoples Temple in Jonestown. For this music video we didn’t want to put a spin on the footage or the peoples lives—instead we wanted to re-tell and humanize their story. In order to achieve this we used a combination of stock footage, visual effects and other tricks to embed the band into the historical footage. This was achieved through my collaboration with my visual effects supervisor Bill Gillman and my cinematographer Matthew Lloyd. Lastly, I am moved to say when we completed the video we were able to preview it for some of the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre, who expressed their appreciation of our focus on the lives of the People’s Temple members as opposed to exploiting the graphic images of the final tragedy.

In History and Memory,
Isaiah

Neck Face & Isaiah Seret

the trailer for a film directed by QPeeps homie Isaiah Seret, created by and starring Neck Face called Born Under a Bad Sign. Filmed at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets

Good Man

QPeeps homie Isaiah Seret directs a new video for Raphael Saadiq’s “Good Man”. Biutiful. shot on Red cam with analog Cooke lenses from the 1970′s (same DP and set up as this Elle Fanning + Todd Cole + Rodarte clip).

Foolin'

new Devendra Banhart video about unconventional long term relationships. video directed by QPeeps collaborator Isaiah Seret.