For "Hope" we wanted to create a music video that not only exemplified the themes of the song but that also exemplified the style and structure of the song itself.
In regards to the structure, we wanted to showcase the difference between the down-tempo verses and the up-tempo choruses. The best way to accomplish this we felt was to incorporate the use of slow-motion, over-cranked scenes for the verses and fast-cut, fast-shuttered photography for the choruses.
In regards to the content itself, the obvious theme of the song was "hope." We wanted to explore this idea through the eyes of a child, as there is no one more hopeful than a child. However, every story needs drama. So, from there we decided to create this tension between the bullies and the long-ranger-type hero.
All of this set in a fun, beautiful, Lord of the Flies type setting. Perfect for a cinematic story.