WZRD‘s “Teleport 2 Me”, which samples Desire’s Drive soundtrack jam “Under Your Spell”, is getting what appears to be quite a cinematic video. Directing duo Walter Robot explain the making of the visual in a special behind-the-scenes clip: “It’s about when [Kid Cudi] was on tour traveling and he just really missed his girlfriend, and he would talk to her and wished she could just teleport to him wherever he was.” Mirror tricks and skilled camera work are used to create an infinity effect within Cudi’s house, as he stares into a hole in the floor and wanders through an endless hallway.
Walter Robot (Bill Barminski and Christopher Louie), a professor-and-student team who met at UCLA, explain that they get involved in most aspects of their productions, whether it be post-production, animation, editing or color correcting.
The pair’s visual aspirations for the “Teleport 2 Me” video were somewhat of a high concept, but they were met with the constraints of that age-old problem: money. “Originally, when we started writing on it, we had ideas that the label was gonna put a lot more financial backing into it,” says Christopher. “The budget ended up shrinking, but the idea stayed the same.”
Previously the pair lensed videos for Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Thomas, Gnarls Barkley and Vitalic.