A Vida Dura Muito Pouco
a short documentary for Pawk Films
Inside The Box
Inside the Barn of Monkeys FW19's lookbook
AW18 fashion film for Barn of Monkeys
Style x Production
Commercial film for LIP Label
SS19 fashion film for Barn of Monkeys
How to play forgotten games?
written by pawkpawkpawk
Building the story
We knew that the video had to start by presenting the club and the book. After that, we got inspired by a print of the collection and began to think of a visual instruction book. The first thing that came to mind were the how-to videos, which are fairly common these days. Therefore, we decided to make a sequence of multiple small videos where the Otto Club showing how to play each game in a simple and fun way.
The Club Members
After defining the story, it was time to define the characters, we wanted them to have their own distinct personalities. We started by naming them, using OTTO, as an acronym formed by the initials of the members of the club: Olivia-Tommy-Theresa-Owen. We also assigned a personality trait and a specific game to each one. We were certain that it would create a positive impact on the audience's connection to the story and would add value to the marketing campaign. With that in mind, we later created a teaser for each character.
Creating The Backyard
Building the camp was one of the most exhausting production processes but simultaneously one of the most fun and nostalgic. Our art direction team began by looking up references from child-made constructions and backyard playgrounds. Naturally, the main material was wood, whose chromatic monotony was broken with strong colored paints and fabrics.
Part of the building process can be seen in the first episode of How Pawk Makes a Shot.
Playing The Old Games
RUN TO THE HOMEBASE!
Playing with Sounds
One of the main elements of the video was the voice over. We wanted a deep, ancestral voice to give a medieval feeling to the video, inspired by the traditional games. Therefore, we invited the singer-songwriter Sandy Kilpatrick who had the perfect voice and accent for the story and made a beautiful interpretation of the text. The voice over was equally important, it set the pace of the video and broke its rigid structure thanks to Sandy’s occasionally humorous tone.
Another fundamental element was the music. We knew that it would have to be an original composition so we invited André Silvestre, a renowned Portuguese musician and composer. The music had a high medieval influence that gave it the festive and fun tone we were looking for.
Director/DOP/Editor: Dinis Leal Machado
Production/AD: Diogo V. Machado
AC/Gaffer: Daniel Leal Machado
Voice: Sandy Kilpatrick
Music Composer: André Silvestre
Art Direction: Dinis Leal Machado, Sofia Ferreira
Styling: Barn of Monkeys
Making Of: Shot by Diogo V. Machado and João Pinheiro. Edited by Dinis Leal Machado
Client: Barn of Monkeys