56 oracle items tagged as video
April 10, 2014 / submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador
Q.  Hi:) Did Chris learned the magic tricks he did in Magic video? I mean, he really did that? Thanks, love you.

Chris was actually taught the magic tricks on set by magician, Joe Labero.

April 8, 2014 / submitted by Magic Vanessa, Germany
Q.  Dearest Oracle,

I love the official video to MAGIC? Chris is so sweet and handsome as Christopher the assistant ;-). But could you please tell me , who are the actor and actress who are playing Claude and Cecile ? And where is the venue for the video shot ?

Thank you so much

MaGic -)

Ziyi Zhang is playing the part of Cecile but Chris is playing both the parts of Christophe and Claude.

It was directed by Jonas Akerlund and the "venue" doesn't actually exist; it was purpose built for the video shoot.
For those asking, Guy, Jonny & Will aren't playing any parts as they weren't in the video.

March 20, 2014 / submitted by Emilio , Mexico
Q.  Oracle:

In which gig the band put on the elephant's mask appeared on the Paradise video?


It was at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8 October, 2011.

March 19, 2014 / submitted by Aashray, United States of America
Q.  Dear All-Knowing Oracle,

I was wondering if the picture taken of Chris and the band at a pool was actually taken at the Irvine High School pool. I have heard that it was, and just wanted to confirm because I live nearby and it's exciting to know that your idols were this close to you.


It was next door at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, California.
*It was just Chris - the band aren't featured.

March 17, 2014 / submitted by Feike, Netherlands
Q.  I've just checked out the Tumblr page of Coldplay and I saw this picture of Chris (I think it's Chris) looking up towards a camera in a swimming pool. Am I right to conclude that this is a picture of the video shoot for the single Magic?
If so, can you give some more information about the video shoot?

You're not right, Feike. I can't comment too much on the cryptic photo at this stage but I can definitely tell you that it is not the video for Magic. For that is - as they say in the filming world - already in the can.

March 10, 2014 / submitted by Grace, Australia
Q.  Hello Oracle!! So I was wondering if the crowd during the video of Clocks was edited in, they seem to be displaying no emotions and very little movement, plus I'm sure if someone threw water at me I'd start moving haha. Thank you (are).

No, the crowd was actually in attendance. They were students from the local college and I seem to recall recruiting them was quite last minute. The video's director - Dominic Leung - will have told the audience what to do so maybe a few people found it hard to keep still, I can certainly spot a couple!

March 5, 2014 / submitted by Publius, United States of America
Q.  All knowing Oracle,

What was the location of the Midnight music video? Was it anywhere close to Primrose Hill, or am I completely off?

Completely off, Publius. The Midnight video - directed by Mary Wigmore who also directed The Hardest Part - was shot in Los Angeles.

February 25, 2014 / submitted by Gerardo, Mexico
Q.  Hi Oracle,
Since I saw the Paradise video I've had this question in my head and right until this moment I took the time to put it together and send it to you.
What is this picture?
I thought that was at the recording of the Paradise video, as it says in the caption, but it never came up. I hope you can answer this question as I'm sure I'm not the only Coldplay fan that noticed this.

This Paradise video never made the light of day - I've never seen it - and was replaced with the wonderful Mat Whitecross video.

December 10, 2013 / submitted by Reyes, Spain
Q.  Hi there!
I was wondering, did Chris know how to ride a monocycle before the Paradise video, or did he have to learn?
Thanks very much, lots of love from Spain!

Yes, he did. Mat Whitecross mentions the fact in this interview along with more interesting facts about the Paradise video.

November 21, 2013 / submitted by coldplayzoneit, twitter
Q.  @coldplayzoneit

In this video there are some images recorded NOT live. When, where and how that part was shot?

This clip of Charlie Brown is taken from the Coldplay Live 2012.
The majority of the live footage was from their Glastonbury Pyramid Stage headlining appearance, June 2011.
The film director, Paul Dugdale, created a montage rather than shoot a straight performance.