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The Album Leaf "Always For You" (dir.: Aaron Stewart-Ahn)

bearded indie romance w/ judicious split-screen. stereogum première on u2b; subpop mov here; handy mp4 here. here's the production blog.
kevathens, September 20, 2006 at 2:22:25 PM CEST

dir otaku-house aka Aaron Stewart-Ahn

progosk, September 20, 2006 at 2:42:53 PM CEST

so that's where he's been...

lusk81, September 20, 2006 at 4:05:30 PM CEST

Great work.

terri, September 20, 2006 at 4:17:30 PM CEST

I like the pace. It really works well for the song. Was this shot on Super 16?

progosk, September 20, 2006 at 4:18:02 PM CEST

the edit's really one of the strong points here. then the grading. one of the few times i've seen the split used in such an explicit-yet-meaningful way.

nice'un, otaku.

scooper, September 20, 2006 at 4:30:10 PM CEST

that felt good...

otc, September 20, 2006 at 5:18:41 PM CEST

Actually really fucking good, good job Otaku. Awesome cinematography, and like progosk said the edit is right on. I'm wondering who got to go hang gliding on the videos budget? The one plot point I was confused on was the warm vs cold airport meetings at the end. Was one what did happen and one what he wished would happen or is it contrasting an earlier meeting (The couple embracing in the backggorund is a nice touch)? Anyways great work.

progosk, September 20, 2006 at 5:21:04 PM CEST

airport: cold, earlier, departing; warm, now, reunited. (no?)

progosk, September 20, 2006 at 10:59:38 PM CEST

stereogum makes it look as though they were given it (by subpop?) as a premiere deal, and chose to use u2b as carrier.

oh, and: nice qt, thx - saw him writing on the white door, now. also: yeah, that end's actually pretty wide open. (again: mighty fine edit.)

kevathens, September 21, 2006 at 12:25:29 AM CEST

Oh so nice, great work, otaku.

benroll, September 21, 2006 at 4:24:45 AM CEST

It hooks you in right throughout a long track. Gentle and persuasive. Nice one Aaron.

P.S. It's horrible seeing your work trashed by crappy compression. But don't go framing for YouTube! Frame for framing.

YouTube is not the future.

hakai, September 21, 2006 at 4:26:23 AM CEST

Aaron! Very nice!

hakai, September 21, 2006 at 6:59:37 AM CEST

This is the future future...

iTV channel... or something...

benroll, September 21, 2006 at 11:31:55 AM CEST

Well okay then. Frame for the future of YouTube ;-)

kevathens, September 22, 2006 at 2:44:16 PM CEST

album leaf sub pop mov

progosk, September 22, 2006 at 3:41:36 PM CEST

ref non-trivial splitscreen: camille's "au port".

any others come to mind?

progosk, September 22, 2006 at 11:30:57 PM CEST

here's an mp4.

quite subtly edited, this one is, too. and she's just amazing. got to buy this record.

kevathens, September 22, 2006 at 11:34:57 PM CEST

re:split screen

progosk, September 23, 2006 at 12:48:46 AM CEST

nice, kev. and look at comment #2...

robodrug, September 23, 2006 at 1:22:33 AM CEST

Can't pretend to be over enamoured with the music, but the video is clever in its editing and full ov visual surprises. Good! I like this

justjoan, September 24, 2006 at 9:45:03 PM CEST

"Closing Time" by Semisonic (directed by Chris Applebaum) is another split screen video that comes to mind.

Nice one Aaron.

benroll, September 24, 2006 at 10:02:16 PM CEST

Another split screen: Tom Vek - If You Want (Chris Cairns).

jdub, October 6, 2006 at 4:47:29 AM CEST

really enjoyed this. very nice.


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