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Make Model "The Was" dir. Ben Rollason

One of 3 new ones from Ben.

Quicktime embed - at Draw Pictures

benroll, November 20, 2007 at 12:59:46 AM CET

Never to be released :(

MOV is actually here

sgf_jason, November 20, 2007 at 2:05:41 AM CET

that was pretty nifty, well done ben. why come this no release?

spit, November 20, 2007 at 2:08:02 AM CET

Yeah, why no release? It's great; post must have taken forever.

winchandpulley, November 20, 2007 at 9:20:35 AM CET

Fucking rad, sir.

raymond_dezolay, November 20, 2007 at 10:59:43 AM CET

released version

wing, November 20, 2007 at 11:48:43 AM CET

A nice way to handle elements of a performance video. This is well done, clean and honest in presentation. A good performance from the main vox guy, his appearance and articulation of the lyrics acted as a good guide to walk a viewer through the clip. Maybe I'm just all designed out these days but even design involving grubby/nice colours kind of irritates me at the moment. Theirs just no point to it. A bit more of the visual trickery around transitions or using the blue painted objects as interactions like the fire pit jumping, those bits were engaging the rest I kind of lost interest. Solid tho. Good to see one idea well executed.

nu_shuz, November 20, 2007 at 12:24:03 PM CET

brilliant, really fun to watch and executed with real panache. ben's shaping up to be one of the most interesting directors in the business..... always a joy.

mva, November 20, 2007 at 2:46:10 PM CET

i love your video for blood red shoes

benroll, November 20, 2007 at 6:33:17 PM CET

No-one is quite sure why it was ditched. It came from the band though. The commissioner liked... the label was all on side... the band approved it all the way through. Possibly a vanity thing.

thx for the comments, btw.

familiar, November 20, 2007 at 6:41:06 PM CET

Ben this really is great. I can't believe it wasn't/isn't going to be used.

progosk, November 20, 2007 at 6:53:02 PM CET

and they went for the blah of that other version? the mind boggles. nice'un, b. (oh, and: why've you made it undownloadable?)

lusk81, November 20, 2007 at 8:39:16 PM CET

Dope ben! Solid solid work here.

vidbot, November 20, 2007 at 9:23:39 PM CET

Thats hot, Love the bit where he walks into the frame and we are back outside I could watch a whole clip of that kind of thing alone.

What keyer did you use? was it an AE job?

tekwrekfury, November 20, 2007 at 9:32:28 PM CET

great idea and execution. no wool-harp though, shame, felt like a missed opportunity.

robodrug, November 20, 2007 at 10:11:45 PM CET

Ben uber rad mcjazz! no shit!

r-dogg, November 21, 2007 at 1:47:51 AM CET

Another amazing video as always, Mr. Rollason. To ponder the ephemeral ways and whims of band politics is to ponder madness. It's a past time best left to the gods and skittish managers, but to me it seems a foolish decision to shelve a video of this caliber. Glad you had a chance to share it with us, though.

kayser_sauze, November 22, 2007 at 6:19:16 PM CET

benroll, who directed the released version?

benroll, November 22, 2007 at 7:02:17 PM CET

kayser: Blair Young, I think.

ps vidbot... comps: Shake, keys: Primatte, moves: AE

cutcutcut, December 9, 2007 at 3:27:37 AM CET

quite flabbergasted this was not used, especially as the video they went with is utterly unremarkable. a poor decision by those who made it.

one of Ben's best videos.

kevathens, July 20, 2008 at 3:23:40 PM CEST


msm, September 19, 2008 at 4:21:14 PM CEST


dek, September 19, 2008 at 7:49:09 PM CEST

msm, this seems a new version (not benroll's)

msm, September 19, 2008 at 9:14:14 PM CEST

ah..., right & thx., dek: dir. Blair Young

kayser_sauze, September 20, 2008 at 4:19:22 PM CEST

it's a totally different song: "The LSB"

kevathens, December 23, 2009 at 3:25:45 AM CET

One of Sir Rollason's last videos; sorely missed.

dickthompson, January 20, 2011 at 2:33:40 AM CET

hey kev, what happened to ben rollason? Sorely missed indeed.

kevathens, January 20, 2011 at 2:48:49 AM CET

I've seen him listed as editor, I think, on a couple videos.


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