Austria is represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Halo”. This catchy dance song is interpreted by DJ LUM!X and the singer Pia Maria. The official music video was produced by the film production company in vienna. Das R&. The time-honoured Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna served as the location for the young duo.
Who was the client?
Our client was the record label Spinnin‘ Records, which features the Austrian participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy with the music video. The stars of the song are DJ Luca Michlmayr and singer Pia Maria, who look forward to performing the song “Halo” in Turin with great élan. The idea of the halo as a phenomenon of light and the cheerful rhythms that make you want to dance had to be combined in an appealing music video.
What is shown in this teaser?
Against the backdrop of the magnificent staircase in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the two performers show that they can set the mood even in the sacred spaces of a museum. They are accompanied by Godwin Merano of the Vienna State Ballet and five other dancers. Against an exquisite marble backdrop, the dancers move around the dynamic duo, flashing across the set with lightning fast footwork.
With the dancers twirling through the corridors in historical costumes, Luca and Pia perform their song in dark leather clothing. The force of the energy-charged song is reinforced by red laser effects that follow the dancers and immerse the black podium of the two contestants in a rocking halo. Marble busts and, in particular, all the imperial ambience of the museum form a reference to the philosophers and gods mentioned in the lyrics.
How many people were involved in the shoot?
Lisa Scheid from Das R& acted as Executive Producer. Tessa Kadletz was responsible for directing. Daniel Lauks, known from numerous documentaries, assumed the role of producer for this video.
The crew, including the cast, consisted of 43 people. They contributed to the video in the following areas (all names in alphabetical order).
Das R& worked with the following crew:
Director: Tessa Kadletz
Executive Producer: Lisa Scheid
Producer: Daniel Lauks
The following crew members made sure that everyone looked great:
Jewellery: Andreas Eberharter
Hair: Khaled Hamid
Costumes: Lambert Hofer
Costumes: Manufaktur Herzblut
Make-up: Nati Lika
Styling: Nora Rieser
The dance scenes feature Godwin Merano of the Vienna State Ballet in the lead role and five other dancers:
Patricia Sarai Scott
Other crucial contributors on the set were:
2D: Gerfried Hecke
Art director: Alexandros Girginer
DOP: Pascal Hein
Editing: Victor Moye-Noza
Grading: Daniel Pazderka
What did filming take place?
Filming took place on the premises of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM – museum of art history). The main scenes were filmed in the domed hall, on the grand staircase and in the corridors on the first floor. The KHM with its collection of old masters is one of the largest art museums in the world. In order not to disturb the flow of visitors, the scenes for the video were shot during the night. ➟ Visual Effects Vienna