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23rd January 2012
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Title of film: Justice - On'n'On
Director: Alex Courtes
Production Company: Division
Paris-based director Alexandre Courtès tracks on and on for Justice's track ON 'N' ON

Where were you when the first seed of the idea happened and how did this evolve?

The idea was to make a one shot sequence, tracking forward, about Vanitas.
We shot a maximum of objects that would refer to the song theme and lots of ideas evolved on set with the band.

What was the brief from the band?

Have FUN.

As a trained graphic designer there’s a strong graphical element linked to the sound in some of your previous work like White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. Did Justice choose you for this graphical wizardry?

It might have helped.
They might have liked some of my works.
That’s something we didn’t talk about, you should ask the guys directly 😉

What were the main challenges of the production?

The amount of elements to shoot and the post production puzzle.

While you were making this video did any ideas occur to you that you’d like to fulfill in future work?


You spent ten years in a working partnership as Alex and Martin. Do you miss the camaraderie or is it a liberation?

It is a liberation.

Music Videos or commercials – which do you prefer?

It’s not the same goal.
Of course music video is artistically free.
In the commercial world the main advantage is to use techniques and to have the ability to make things big.

Band: Justice, Track On’n’On, Ed Banger Records Director: Alex Courtes Production company: Division Producer: Jules de Chateleux Line producer: Christelle Tastet Production assistants: Eleonore Coupry & Clementine Delorme 1st AD: Mark Zarka 2nd AD: Marie Mezeray Cast: Josephine de La Baume & Alison Abroux Casting: Emma Skowronek & Helmi Charni Camera crew: Dop: Mathieu Plainfosse 1st Camera Assitant: Fabien Faure 2nd Camera Assistant: Sebastien Transloustau Motion Control: Yan Hammond motion control Cameraman: George Theophanous Art Director: Claude Neron Post house: Mathematic Post team: Guillaume Marien, Jeff Descoubes, Julien Michel Editor: Jonathan Broda Compositing: Julien Michel Frederic Brandon, Julien Limouse, Clement Germain 3D Team: Yann Aldabe, Yann Glica, Martin Trepreau, Maeva Sol, Sonia Ferreira & Dimitri