‘Let It Happen’ follows a traveler as he spirals through a series of disorienting events, both frighteningly realistic and hallucinogenic. As if surrendering, he’s ultimately released into a dreamlike atmosphere floating toward a portal in the sky.
Artists at The Mill enhanced the contrast between the nightmarish shots and the peaceful resolution. Led by Tim Bird, the 2D team seamlessly composited elements into the scenery including the large clouds through which the protagonist free falls. They also created an artistic interpretation of electrical pulses formed around him.
Colourist James Bamford helped set the overall tone of the film with a two-part grade; an initial grade followed by a final after the post-production work had been completed. Bamford comments, “David and I went for a very filmic, real, cinematic look for all the scenes with the exception of the cloud sequence, which had an almost ethereal feel to it. Grain was also added at the end to help embed everything together.”
‘Let It Happen’ leads Tame Impala's third studio album, Currents.