Thom Yorke

"Harrowdown Hill"

Chel White’s video for Thom Yorke’s, ‘Harrowdown Hill’, won Best Music Video at SXSW 2007. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke describes this song as his most political work. After seeing the short films of Chel White, Yorke sought him out to direct the video. ‘The video offers a visually compelling bird’s eye view of some of the biggest challenges facing our society today, including global warming and petroleum consumption.” To create the video, White used an innovative technique called Smallgantics which takes footage of large objects (rivers, factories, city skylines) and makes them appear as though they are actually miniatures.