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very cool! I read something on mefi (i think) about a band that couldn’t afford to make a video so they played in front of CCTV’s in england and then requested to have the video sent to them and compiled it to make a music video, here it is
Quite a cool song too – had to check them out and buy some, I liked it so much.
I guess that is the intended effect of it ;)
Very cool, indeed. It really surprised me when it first started up and I realized what was actually going on.
Whoa! At the end there she threw YouTube into an infinite recursion loop and damn near crashed the internets.
Inara is so cute it hurts.
The ending is absolutely superb.
Trying to track down the origins… that YouTube user doesn’t have any other original videos (just copies of commericals), and the girl featured in the video isn’t the band’s front… so who made the video for real?
The music is kind of grating and annoying, even to my young whippersnapper ears, but the video is amazing. It reminds me of the Apple II video for Jed’s Other Poem (as performed by Grandaddy) by Stewdio:
Again and again— I hear bad music. Music really gets annoying quickly video is very creative though
I saw this over on TUAW yesterday… it’s awesome! I wonder how each of the clips were captured. It must have been a chunk of work to script out, sync to the music, and splice it all together.
The official video is here, the girl in this video was lipsyncing (obviously). Not a bad use of Mac OS X to demonstrate the core technologies powering the world’s most advanced operating system, though.
Wow, that was very cool. I really like that kind of videos because they impress me greatly for all the work of scripting involved beforehand…
It reminds me a little bit of Animation vs. Animator for the immense work of preparation and the multi-dimension of the video. (video made with flash of flash itself)
The video is cool. I won’t comment on the music.
Wow, so much distaste for the music I went to iTunes to buy the album based on the video. Turned out it wasn’t entirely up my street, but I bought the best few tracks. This is probably the best one though.
If any of you sleuths can track down the origin of this video, I’d love to know who’s behind it.
The band is the Bird and the Bee.
Yeah, that’s stated in the video itself, right at the end. The band didn’t make this video, though. (The official video is in a comment above.)
It’s this guy: http://www.dennisaliu.com/ (who may or may not be a real guy)
So it’s a commercial. But is it a commercial for the band, Mac, iTunes, or dennis a liu, ‘aspiring director’?
Need to spend less time opening and closing windows and more time writing lyrics.
Yea, song was awful. Awesome production concept, though.
The best part is the cowbell. Blink and you’ll miss it.
The video is made by that YouTube user, Dennis Liu, by the way. You can tell in part by the fact that his name is in the video in places (e.g. “Dennis’s Desktop” folder), that there’s pictures of an asian guy in PhotoBooth, and that Dennis Liu is a real, actual, person that directs things including music videos. I’m not really sure why people here and elsewhere doubt it.
Also, I can’t believe people are wasting seconds of their life complaining about the song. How jaded can you get?
I’m not really sure why people here and elsewhere doubt it.
Long, hard, experience sir. [Apologies to Tom Clancy] Anyone even cursorily familiar with previous viral marketing, Alan Smithee or a wide variety of other instances of ‘real people’ should regard all this stuff with healthy skepticism.
But then again, if you take an icon on a Desktop and “pictures of an asian guy” as proof of provenance, I have some authentic Da Vinci prints I’d like to sell you.
Very cool video, and that girl is totally hot…
Does anyone else feel slightly nauseous while watching it though???... like, sensory overload… I do!...
Haha GeeIWonder – Da vinci prints, nice one!
I found it very distracting in an unpleasant way. Saw it on TUAW Saturday and watched again on Sunday because the premise is pretty neat. Unfortunately it just feels so forced that the video distracts from the song. People are watching how the song will be executed on the desktop vs. the song being the hero of the video.
Music videos are promotional and I found this video to not be very promotional for the music, but rather for the creator of the video.
Oh dear God, not again.
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing, one fresh
idea and you can change the world, keep
up the great work.
Do it again! Do it again!
Friggin’ awesome. I’m a sucker for the many possible visual representations of song lyrics – especially one as repetitive (not intended to be negative) as this. Very creative, very clever – a graphic designer’s dream. Bonus points for busting out just about every common tool in the box (Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut, PhotoBooth, etc.)
song sucks. video is OK. *nix version is of course superior
Hi, I’m writing this comment because it’s imperative that my dislike for the creative effort discussed in this posting be registered. I have nothing constructive to add.
Well… I’m not gonna watch that one again :)
Self-referential and meta-video. At this point, metafiction = last resort of those without ideas.
Do we really need to be reminded that music videos are just animated images pasted together?
Execution of tired concept relatively clean.
I really enjoyed this… it was new for me. Awesome concept.
more than finding out who produced the video
i’d like to know who the girl is.
she is hot.
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