Mia Doi Todd–New Michel Gondry-directed, Los Angeles-set Video, Spaceland Residency Begins Tonight
EW.com Music-Mix blog has the scoop on the making of the fun, colorful video:
After signing on to direct the video for “Open Your Heart,” Gondry went with Todd to scout locations in east Los Angeles. “Basically, L.A. is not made for humans. It’s a lot of concrete and cars passing by. It’s very blank, which is a great background to put all these people with colors.” Next, they cast their stars. “I needed a group of people who could move together, but it would have been too affected if they were professional dancers. We found this marching band from Riverside Community College.” Over three sunny days, Todd and 100 or so marching band members-turned-dancers brought Gondry’s vision to life.
Can you identify all the locations around town?
Mia Doi Todd featuring ASKA , Nick & Marcel & DJ Renteria @ Spaceland
Mia Doi Todd featuring Ariana Delawari , Correatown & Special Guest @ Spaceland
Mia Doi Todd and friends featuring Becky Stark , F. D. Scher & DJ Frosty @ Spaceland
Mia Doi Todd @ Bootleg Theater