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The Shoes, 'Stay The Same', Directed by Daniel Wolfe

Starring Johnny Harris
with Ricardo

DOP - Lol Crawley
Editor - Tom Lindsay at Trim
Telecine - Simon Bourne at Framestore
Art Director - Sami Khan
Wardrobe - Hannah Edwards
Producer - Tim Francis
Exec Producer - Tim Nash / Matthew Watson

captainhairy, January 13, 2011 8:47:09 PM CET

feels like the plan B videos, but without the good music, and without the charisma of the plan B guy. his videos are starting to blur together a bit.

budget, January 13, 2011 11:09:25 PM CET

Oddly compelling. Love the edit.

shoplifter, January 13, 2011 11:45:28 PM CET

Captain Hairy. I think the continuity in his videos is what you'd call his voice emerging.

This is a great little film. Love the way he directs the camera. Love the performances he gets out of actors.

kevathens, January 14, 2011 12:23:07 AM CET

I'm with Mr. Hair, sadly.

..I kept looking for some performance to keep the piece centered, but..

my name is legion, January 14, 2011 1:01:54 AM CET

"he attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. he clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror"

Victus, January 14, 2011 7:00:49 AM CET

Good performance out the actor. Good edit. What's not to like? seems like videos have to suck your dick to be satisfying these days...

Just saying.

Kranskian, January 14, 2011 10:24:45 AM CET

New Age Emo.

nu_shuz, January 14, 2011 11:30:44 AM CET

i'm with shoplifter.

i'm a little weary of directors getting criticism for 'repetition' because i think there are a small handful out there, and we can definitely count dan amongst them, who are developing a very distinctive vision that spans different songs and artists. i've followed his work from the very beginning, and feel he's finally found his voice. i look forward to watching his stuff.

i suspect dan has the filmmaking chops to do just about anything he wants to, but personally i'm glad that he's applying his talents to a very particular, unique and resonant body of work.

bravo dan. you work your side of the road, and let the others work theirs.

brigs, January 14, 2011 5:39:56 PM CET

Love it

pancho, January 14, 2011 7:28:35 PM CET

this is great. weathered faces, great look, grain, pacing..

Kranskian, January 15, 2011 6:29:08 AM CET

Voice = deep emotional ghetto brittain / The old 'Oh the world is driving me so crazy' vibe.
Not a distinctive voice in my books. Actual film making skills aside the themes and concepts for me seem like an over the top cliche / immature and boring. Thats just me though and I'm not negating his actual skills as a film maker which are clearly there.

my name is legion, January 15, 2011 10:17:00 AM CET


Kranskian, January 15, 2011 2:18:35 PM CET

@leeg 'it's NEVER a cliche'?

stoney, January 15, 2011 7:40:57 PM CET

im on the side that thinks this is awesome.

milan, January 17, 2011 12:10:50 AM CET

daniel always delivers a quality product that stands the test of time. can't say that about very many directors.

typical qualities of daniel's work: great art direction, great camerawork, and great editing. this clip is no exception.

budget, January 17, 2011 12:56:19 AM CET

watched this again and ehhhhh. kind of weirded out at how hard everyone is trying to spin a lackluster video into part of some kind of perceived "vision". Some serious Halo effect going on.

Victus, January 17, 2011 4:12:21 AM CET

^ folks whom hate are just jealous.

Tough love here, yeah.

milan, January 17, 2011 6:04:49 AM CET

budget, i don't comment on here often. i sift through piles of garbage that is published on this forum daily, just to stumble upon some gems that resonate with me. this clip resonates with me. i'm sorry that it doesn't resonate with you, or that you feel there is "some serious halo effect going on". i'm sure you've had an attachment to some videos i've felt were lackluster or "ehhhhh". unless it was lady gaga, i probably didn't feel inclined to say anything.

Kranskian, January 17, 2011 6:39:58 AM CET

It does come down to taste and yes also sometimes education.
Apart from camera work, editing and art directing I am guessing Milan resonates with the 'deep emotional ghetto brittain / The old 'Oh the world is driving me so crazy' vibe.' Which is fine, it's an easy thing to relate to. However i think it's fair to say that this particular 'vision' as portrayed in this video is somewhat used / unoriginal and slightly immature (artistically speaking). It's definitely not a new idea and it's definitely not presented in a unique light here. I think Legion's quote from 'Clean, Shaven' sums it up in a semi satirical sense.

I agree with budget, I don't see any unique singular vision arising here, just the same old, same old and if Daniel wants to delve into a territory that is more akin to the subtleties of cinema then he should expect to receive criticism on par.

Daniel may move on to take what he is doing into some sort of interesting territory but for now I don't see any new Jonathon Glazer or Mike Leigh arising.

brigs, February 7, 2011 4:14:51 PM CET

nice read from Tim Nash over here

my name is legion, December 15, 2011 11:42:55 AM CET


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