Birds of Tokyo

“Lanterns” MUSIC VIDEO

Director: Josh Logue

Josh Logue directed this music video for Birds of Tokyo in Sydney in December 2012.  Angela Cerasi completed the colour grade at the post production house Heckler in Sydney.


DOP Callan Green filmed the music video using the Sony flagship F65 4K camera.  The aim of the shoot was to film anamorphic 4K in as much natural light as possible, using the Sony F65 with a set of 1980s Russian Lomo lenses.  Read more about Callan Green’s process here.  Angela’s light and cinematic colour grade of the music video enhanced the unique image style, creating slightly unusual and luring images.


The music video was nominated for Best Video at the 2013 ARIA Music Awards.


Birds of Tokyo is a five-piece rock band from Perth, Western Australia comprising vocalist Ian Kenny, guitarist Adam Spark, drummer Adam Weston, keyboardist Glenn Sarangapany and bassist Ian Berney. This stadium rock hymnal was their first Top 10 single Down Under, peaking at #3 on the Australian singles chart. It earned the honor of 2013’s most-played song on Australian commercial radio receiving 17,400 spins in total.


Ian Berney described this as “a journey song” while speaking with Focus Magazine.  Ian explained: “It’s the universal story of man acknowledging the point in his life where he’s outgrown the world he lives in. It’s about forcing oneself to leave the nest, to find new challenges and to grow as individuals. The story reaches an epiphany that whilst we may feel alone when we choose to leave our comfort zones, these greater souls are unified in the quest for new beginnings. ‘On we march ’til we meet the dawn, we will light our way with our lanterns on.'”


To see another music video with the colour grade by Angela Cerasi, click here, for the song “Wasteland” by Mick Flannery.