VIDEO: Hans Zimmer & Alan Walker – ‘Time’ Remix – 10th anniversary of ‘Inception’

As we already told you last week (read more), this Friday, May 22, the video with the theme ‘Time’ Remix, created by Hans Zimmer and the English-born Norwegian DJ and record producer Alan Walker, has been published.

Hans Zimmer & Alan Walker - ‘Time’ Remix - 10th anniversary of ‘Inception’


This release, which arrives on time for the 10th anniversary of the movie ‘Inception’ directed by Christopher Nolan (July 2010-July 2020), is the first music video ever for a Hans Zimmer recording.


The video was directed by Kristian Berg, and was filmed during the global confinement caused by the pandemic of the Coronavirus Covid-19. Following you can read an interesting excerpt from the interview that Kristian Berg has given to Showbiz Culture magazine, to which SoundTrackFest had access:

How did you come up with the concept for this video?

I thought about all the empty cities around the world and how nice it would be to fill the deserted areas with colourful video and music. The audience is already stuck indoors, only venturing on to their balconies or peering from their living room windows, so I imagined this would be a nice visual postcard from a special time in history.


The video also focuses on the current situation, with lockdowns the world over and the “Walkers” bringing music to the people on their balconies. How did the situation influence the concept and the production of this video?

Shooting a music video during lockdown was a singular experience that presented many challenges. We had to keep the film crew extremely small and bring along our own people to make sure we operated within the government guidelines. This experience was clearly new to everyone, and was challenging at first. As a result of the lockdown, many locations that were earlier impossible to film at, were now available. For example, the spectacular underwater restaurant Under welcomed us with open arms.

Obviously, we couldn’t travel around the world and film these scenes ourselves. We sourced local projectors and film crews in London, Budapest and New York. We kept in close contact with numerous calls ahead of the shoot, and monitored the shoots in several cities as they went on. A lot of super-talented film workers were available and excited to work with us – not least because of the scarcity of work in the industry at present – but also the huge interest in getting the opportunity to work with both Alan Walker and Hans Zimmer. The remote video shoots went surprisingly well! We have received many curious questions from Walkers who have seen the giga projections by Alan and Hans on buildings in their cities. We are really looking forward to showing them what we have created!


Full interview:

In Alan Walker’s words:

“Walkers! I’m beyond excited to share this video with you. Collaborating with Hans Zimmer on this release has been an out-of-body experience on a whole different level. Everyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge fan of his work, and it has played a big part of my musical journey. Especially “Time,” which is probably my favorite song ever. Plus it marks the 10th anniversary for Inception this year too. I’m as grateful as I can possibly be for this opportunity! Making this music video during a world that’s on lockdown, provided some obvious challenges. However, we decided to use that to our advantage, and I really hope you like the result.


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