Feist - 1234 (Dir. Patrick Daughters)
New video for the song "1234" off Feist's upcoming album The Reminder, available April 23 in Europe and May 1 in Canada/USA. (Preorder.)
Great. It reminds me of Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet" and the popular OK,Go! dance vids. That's not a bad thing. Leslie Feist has so much personality that not doing a video like this would just would just be wrong.
this is beautiful _ i reckon that often the sign of a truly great video is an idea that could've been atrocious in someone else's hands, and this is one of those. what could have been really nauseating comes off as utterly charming, feist's performance and patrick's choice of non-proffessional dancers seems to be the key here. a likeable looseness to it all. those camera moves must have been a bitch.
brilliant, brilliant stuff.
utterly totally delicious. that is all.
llovers of this should also check out kinga burza's good vid for tilly and the wall... similar sortof thing but on a less ambitious scale.
This is great. Masterful. A one-take clip where the "one-take-ness" adds to the feel of the piece rather than coming across like a gag.
That was undeniably cute.
I stand by my word that Patrick has watched too many Gondry And Jonze stuff. I love the fucking guy, but if you people aren't seeing the influences after this video then you've lost your fucking mind. It was fun, simple, and it fit just right, but it may have made a better gap commercial. I still anticipate his next video though. So he must be doing something right.
Not GAP -- American Apparel commercial. Still, well-executed.
Kureman, you took the words right outta my mouth. First thing i thought was GAP. But this is so much more intricate and sensitive to the track. Cam moves are superb, cheography devine.
I would just love, love, LOVE to have seen them drop Feist at the end though... would've made the video complete and me smile for days
One of my favourite artisits and my current favourite music video director. It's a match made in heaven. Both Feist and Daughters create simple, beautiful and magical work.
Patrick Daughters must be stopped. When is he gonna make a feature and let someone else become the best?
Another win for Patrick, and a huge win for Feist.
I think they did this and "My Moon My Man" concurrently, and it's dance themed too...who's got a hot link on that?
Great! I still like Mushaboom better, though, because it's more reality/narrative-based. I also would have liked it if Feist hadn't lip synched. Still, it's lovely. (And, um, masterful? Really?)
I like how they almost drop her at the end.
Perfect, from the concept to the choreography to the engery, right down to the colour scheme and that sequined outfit she is wearing. Truly amazing.
kureman, let's take as a fact that spike and gondry have influenced our generation forever, we can't help it. no one creates anything new, it's just old things done in new ways.
Brilliant. Uplifting. Momentarily makes me believe that as a man it is okay to like kittens and too many pillows. If I was a man of course.
godDAMNIT... i can't get that american apparel commercial thing out of my head and suddenly it all seems dreadful. all those smiley people and hooded tops! fucking hell!
Some non-Antville discussion about the video can be found here.
I am curious what a treatment for this video looks like.
The first thing I thought was American Apparel and it nearly ruined the whole thing for me. Nearly. Jonze and Gondry, yes. Also reminds me of those flat screen commercials with the paint explosions and bouncing balls. Perfectly shot and well executed.
I think from a purely intellectual standpoint I am sick of multicolored choreographed joy. This will be a perfect capper, lets move on. From a wake up on the wrong side of the bed stand point, this video puts me in a better mood.
Until I remember that first whiff of American Apparel again.
AA as in the style of clothing that is being worn (GAP as in the way that clothing is being shown off). I think it's more a knee-jerk reaction to the obvious hipster-couture here -- but it works for the audience.
"Undeniably cute" is the best description I have read about this thing.
It is undeniably cute.
killer song, killer artist, killer video
i love it when a plan comes together!
god that was great
seems to me what this ref's (besides oh so quiet and a touch of renfors) is gondry's own GAP commercials (which ref let forever be). of course all of the above ref busby berkeley. ref ref ref.
i'll just side with nima: blue sequined bodysuit - seriously inspired choice. choreography - magic. (whose?)
oh, and: one-take? and the (dis)appearing?
Follow the bouncing ref, then put the GAP commercials on a g.d. DVD someday! Here's a rough audio cut of Kids.
ref ref ref. Ask Derrida. Différance.
I said colors because in my other comment because without these colors the people would get lost in the overhead shots. The colours just happen to be what's in right now, I think that's where all this AA reference is coming from. I really can't understand why everyone is going on about it.
Thought it was really wonderful. I enjoyed just about every part of it: the colors, the bodysuit, the choreography, the camera work, and the ending. It was a very ambitious video that was executed well.
"1 2 3 4" in the NYTimes - hope we get to see this on TV sometime.
nyt q&a. check the vocab on this girl...
choreography: noémie lafrance.
casting call Eye Weekly article on the video shoot Regarding feature film: Voyeur
i really liked this, but i thought it could have been pushed a little bit more.
AMAZING - CUTTING EDGE! Really suits the track! Well done, this brought joy to a lot of directors i know including me.
this is literally the best thing ive seen in ages. i love everything about it. amazing.
Also too too good. Sooo joyful! Chatters I feel like I'm following you around the internet...I'm not doing it on purpose, honest!
1234 is now on VH1, and it's better on TV! Online vid makes me go (>_<)
It has now lost all American Apparel vibes for me. I don't even see that anymore. Huh. I am still more taken with My Moon Man tho.
making of flv
brilliant ipod/1234 send-up.
previous versions: 1 2 3 4 Aranard version 1 2 3 4 Ballard version 1 2 3 4 Sims version oh, and 1 2 3 4 Goldfish version
awesomest. version. possible. (which even outclasses this.)