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Junior Boys - "In The Morning" dir. Jaron Albertin if:mv

stoney, April 28, 2007 at 10:24:04 PM CEST

not impressed with the pacing at all. this song dictates a much faster video imo

jmdaly, April 28, 2007 at 10:59:39 PM CEST

I disagree, I think it works very well with the song. Gives it a different flavor. wasn't really liking the capri sun metal liquid effect, but I thought the video was well done as a whole.

dansully, April 28, 2007 at 11:11:55 PM CEST

I also thought that the pacing worked well. Big fan.

scooper, April 29, 2007 at 12:05:30 AM CEST

great stuff. his next one's even more bizarre...rollerskating lovers cojoined at the head!

kalstark, April 29, 2007 at 12:22:56 AM CEST

i love the lighting and the atmosphere of the piece. the pacing works fine for me as well. however, the video seems a little plumped up on its own self-importance and the conclusion doesn't justify the air of importance that precedes it. i always look out for this in 'narrative-conceptual' vids - does the end justify the means. in this case it doesn't. examples where they do:

  1. radiohead - just

  2. the prodigy - smack my b*tch up

and one of the very best concept vids: 3. u.n.k.l.e. - rabbit in your headlights

jaron albertin is an incredible filmmaker who, no doubt, has a brilliant future ahead of him. i only worry that he may go the way of shyamalan (a filmmaker i admire) and get all caught up in the idea of his own brilliance - a problem of the 'dark side' that can only end with the filmmaker doing things they believe are incredible while the whole of their audience think the work mundane.

captainmarc22, April 29, 2007 at 12:34:22 AM CEST

yeah i know things don't have to be literal but i would love to see him tell a story rather than just capture a mood.

was this part of the Junior Boys video contest? What is the point of having fan contests if the end result is paying for a professional video?

Also: I find it odd that this is the first video for an album and single that came out 8 months ago.

mva, April 29, 2007 at 12:36:57 AM CEST

i'm a huge fan of the emily haines and metric videos. this video is disappointing to say the least. i'm not fan of jaron's earliest works either. the last bit was cool when they are dissolving into the ground, but everything leading up to that point was boring and paced wrong

antiville, April 29, 2007 at 12:56:01 PM CEST

disapointing to say the least. I would much rather the ending be the entire video with the people collapsing into the ground. That section worked for me. The other FX were terrible and it comes across as very obvious stills with composited people shot in studio and amiga level water. Why the hype?

c-dub, April 29, 2007 at 11:03:41 PM CEST

i thought this was really cool at first. The mood being captured was intriguing. But it really went nowhere. And when i saw the metallic liquid start to come out i was immediately taken out of the video because it looked so wrong/fake.

progosk, April 30, 2007 at 8:26:01 AM CEST

homage to e.p., eh? (nice lights&loc; more vanishing and less ferrofluid would have worked for me.)

obtusity, April 30, 2007 at 12:20:44 PM CEST

interesting to say the least. here's an interpretation that may or may not improve your opinion of the video.

antiville, April 30, 2007 at 2:11:18 PM CEST

great explanation. However (and i'm not dumbing down audiences here) i doubt viewers will get it without reading this; causing interpretations to greatly differ. I had it down as an 'invasion of the body snatchers' ethic.

A music video that requires a lengthy essay explanation doesn't work for me.

toddyokoh, April 30, 2007 at 5:04:27 PM CEST

I don't agree that the pacing is off.
If anything in the video kept my attention it was the pacing.
Obtusity's take is lucid, but I don't think it needed it to be relevant.

familiar, April 30, 2007 at 6:21:31 PM CEST

Obtusity, is your site supposed to be satirical? Because wow... I promise you, you aren't dealing with anything that requires the kind of analysis you're throwing at it. These are music videos, not the oblique writings of Kafka.

obtusity, April 30, 2007 at 9:03:44 PM CEST

familiar: ha i don't mind if you classify it as satire, but honestly i disagree that videos are somehow lesser works of art than literature - at the very least they are capable of profound things, even if most of them don't aspire to such heights.

any good director can testify to the fact that there is intentionality in shots, framing and narrative (in this particular video the shot of the woman on the bench leaning over is almost identical to the pose of Narcissus) - we're just trying to figure out what these people are trying to say with their artwork. even if we only occasionally find the real meaning in a music video, it's worth looking closely at every single one. because there are great videos out there, made by great artists, conveying truly powerful and amazing things.

familiar, April 30, 2007 at 9:14:21 PM CEST

I think you're looking for something that isn't there. Insert popular Freud cliché here.

alloke, April 30, 2007 at 10:03:00 PM CEST

Damn. Obtusity..






boring video

spit, April 30, 2007 at 10:13:24 PM CEST

I guess if you just make a vague enough video to go with a popular electronic band's atmospheric track, people will find a way to like it.

shatner, April 30, 2007 at 10:14:24 PM CEST

It's degrading posting after such a troll (alloke). (I feel like a 15 year old Gorillaz fan but hey...)

Obtusity- don't listen to these negative types. It's interesting hearing someone who takes the medium seriously for a change. Not every video deserves it, but some do.

otc, April 30, 2007 at 10:32:50 PM CEST

EP? Felt more like a Terminator 2 homage to me.

toddyokoh, April 30, 2007 at 11:46:23 PM CEST

A vague video is not so bad. Some things are just eye candy. If it holds up as such, then give the video whats due. This video breaks down a touch in the FX, but the intent is clear and it nearly pulls it off.

Pulls it off enough for me anyhow.

kayser_sauze, May 11, 2007 at 10:57:37 AM CEST

Co-directed by Zeitguised: mirror mov.

gauloise, July 21, 2007 at 11:27:48 PM CEST


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