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Wasteful Consumption Pattern releases shocking video for Empty The Clips
Due to the need for the band to push the envelope of what makes humans uncomfortable, several unique riggings were employed. For example, one shot called for making DJ Korpserape look like he is being hanged from a noose. For that endeavor he was fitted with a highly sophisticated, full-body harness. Even under the close supervision of safety crews, things got tense as temperatures approached one hundred degrees Farenheit and humidity levels at a near one hundred percent. Safety crews tried to stop the shot twice with concerns for Korpserape's well-being. "He was completely unresponsive at one point and when we tried to take him down he started swinging!", said Robby Parker, Promotional Assistant, who was on site during the shoot.
More problems cursed the crew for the Crucifixion scene. After a full day of prop building and rigging, the main cross-member snapped in two on shoot day. On the spot repairs had to be made and the shot went on as planned which included the suspension of an almost 300 lb man with duct tape onto a less-than-sturdy wooden cross. The entire crucifix was then attached to an antique block-and-tackle and suspended thirty feet high from a dead tree. Again, Robbie Parker voices his concern, "We were really concerned with the confidence of the riggers. There's a hundred pound chunk of steel above this guys head, and could come down any minute!" DJ Korpserape refused to wear the safety harness and insisted on really being crucified.
Technical issues persisted even after shooting with editing issues. With nearly a full Terabyte of media files for the editors to work with, entire systems were bogged down and editing programs crashed multiple times. The band had a certain vision for the video which required days upon days of processing visual effects. "It's like the whole process was cursed. It was a really challenging video to produce." said Tombass, guitarist for Wasteful Consumption Patterns. "I'm glad it's finally over."
The video can be seen below.