The Klaxons "Gravity's Rainbow" v.2 dir. Saam
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Reminds me of Tony Le Mezzma from Alan Partridge.
sorry, I missed version one of this vid- what was the difference?
I saw this earlier and I can't quite fathom it... 45k- 18 weeks work... Where did you do the post Saam? And on what? Flame/Smoke?
I practically spooged my load over (sorry...) Saam's last two klaxons videos and I actually really like the 'random' nature of the imagery, the egyptian design elements, I'm a sucker for lights in the eyes, I love the glowing rubiks cube, I love the piano shots... however, I cannot ignore the camerawork and the post.
The compositing on this jars with me right from the start. The lighting match isn't convincing... I never believe they're in the environment. And maybe because of this, the comps look a bit cut and paste.
The decision to use a continous camera move also jars with me and I think highlights the deficiencies in the post. It just looks like a post move/motion control. The transitions between shots are obvious and also don't sit well.
I don't know. I think I would have preferred it if a selection of static shots had been put together and time had been spent getting lighting matches right.
However, I love the knife being mosaic'd out!! Probably one of the best label decisions for ages!! It now just looks like he has a mid-thigh brilliant white erection. Quality.
Nice camera moves.
some good and some bad effects/compositing. nice ending. overall, quite forgetable.
Thats v1, you tube was the best I could find
I actually think the sub-par compositing really works here. The Klaxons have a hi-fi/lo-fi dichotomy that seems to fit with the look of both versions.
the first version was better purely because it was deliberately bad and wasn't trying to hide it. Made it endearing. This version seems to try and be bad with more money which is not a good move and a bit smugg, methinks.
agreed with scooper. the lo-fi version was homemade hotness. this one's trying too hard, and the band's too made up.
some people's best work (and this goes for all art forms) is when they're limited in their tools and finances. This is proof positive.
Version one is surely the winner, both video and track edit. However when it comes to a re-release situation labels tend to want a more glossy sexed up version to hit home on TV. Saam has delivered. Skills.