Dig Down (video)
|Album/single||Dig Down (Single), Eighth Album|
|Initial air date||May 18th, 2017|
|New Kind of Kick||<||Dig Down||>||Thought Contagion|
The music video for Dig Down, released May 18th, 2017, was directed by Lance Drake. The video was surrounded by hype after Muse released three BTS (Behind The Scenes) video over the span of two weeks leading up to the song and videos released. All BTS videos were under one minute, and showed brief snippets of the filming for the music video. In the first one, watch here, is simple, only having a countdown from five, and an explosion of some sort. The second one, watch here, shows the crew setting up something, and someone burning a shirt with a lighter, with a brief image of the "main character", portrayed by Lauren Wasser. Number three, the longest one, watch here, shows again Lauren Wasser, later doing a somersault. Following that, it shows Matt preparing for the shot of him with a moving metal sheet behind him, where he bobs back and forth, looking somewhat like Max Headroom, the fictional character.
When asked about the video, Lance Drake said “The song is about survival and fighting the odds – when I heard this song I knew I wanted to do an action-packed narrative..."
- Directors: Lance Drake, Tom Kirk
- Assistant Directors: Zachary Wright, Sam Miller
- Executive Producers: Jason Cole, Danielle Hinde
- Producer: Jocelyn Webber
- Cinematography: Sing Howe Yam
- Editing: Jeremiah Mayhew
- Art Direction: Calder Greenwood
- Make-Up: Alex Perrone
- Wardrobe: Tatiana Valentin
- Camera: Christopher M. Bauer, Spencer Goodall, Alex Kornreich, Devon Taaffe,
- Girl: Lauren Wasser
- Stunt Double: Caitlin Dechelle
- VFX: Rowan Glenn
- Lauren Wasser's stunt double (Caitlin Dechelle) was also Gal Gadot's stunt double on the 2017 Wonder Woman movie and has appeared in motion pictures such as Fast and Furious 7, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series and Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video.