Music video directed by Julien Mokrani & Samuel Bodin
Shot on RED One.
Music video directed by Julien Mokrani & Samuel Bodin
Shot on RED One.
Director: Tarik Saleh
06.05.14: Italy, Spain, US, Canada, South America
02.05.14: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Australia, South Africa
PRODUCTION COMPANY Forever Pictures
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Sasha Nixon
PRODUCER Tiernan Hanby
PENSACOLA PRODUCER Rebecca Pendarves
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Rob Lietzell
ART DIRECTOR Anna Rhodes
CHOREOGRAPHER Jonathan Hart
EDITOR Carlos Font Clos
MOTION GRAPHICS Ohmyhood
COLOURIST Jordi Murillo
GRADING COMPANY Enefacto
COMMISSIONER James Hackett
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Neil Young will return in March with his new studio album A Letter Home, but what are fans to do until then? As Slate points out, a crowd-sourced concert film of Young’s recent stint at New York’s Carnegie Hall has made its way online.
Using video captured by four different fans and audio recorded with mics set up in the mezzanine level, Tony Adams pieced together footage of Young’s January 7th performance into a 2-hour concert film. The setlist stretched 30 songs and included Young solo classics such as “Heart of Gold” and “Harvest Moon”, Buffalo Springfield songs, and covers of Phil Ochs and Bert Jansch, which could end up finding their way onto his upcoming album.
The Wall Street Journal caught up with Adams, who revealed more details about the project:
On Tuesday, Mr. Adams uploaded to YouTube a video of the entire two-hour show, which he had stitched together from footage captured by fellow concertgoers seated around the theater. Most of the video was shot by Mr. Adams, a video producer from Williamsburg, Mass., on a compact Canon camera perched on the railing in front of his $150 mezzanine seat (102, Row AA). All the videos were edited to match a single audio recording made at the concert, which Mr. Adams downloaded from an anonymous source on an online-sharing site…
At home, he found fan-made videos of songs he was missing or wanted to supplement, then sent the users messages through YouTube asking their permission to borrow them. Then he wove the various clips into his own with editing software, making do with some glitches. During an anecdote by Mr. Young about a guitar with a bullet hole in it, the image is blurry and an on-screen message reads, “Stay tuned…video will return shortly.”
It’s worth noting that Young did not approve the recording and has previously chastized bootleg as “incredibly rude toward both the audience and the artist.” However, Adams told The Wall Street Journal that he has no plans to profit off the film. Rather, he put it together for the fans who could not attend Young’s sold-out Carnegie Hall residency, which is already being hearlded as featuring some of his greatest performances.
Can the world’s most soulful backline repeat Searching For Sugar Man’s golden statue win?
20 FEET FROM STARDOM, Morgan Neville’s documentary charting the lives of some of music’s greatest background singers, picked up an Oscar nomination earlier today. Its makers are hoping to recreate the success of last year’s Best Doc winner, the uplifting Rodriguez film Searching For Sugar Man.
Like …Sugar Man, 20 Feet From Stardom isn’t short of crossover potential, having already taken $5 million at the US Box Office. Its cast of singers wear their hearts on their sleeves and prove that music’s real stars aren’t always those standing at the front.
The women behind the powerhouse voices include Darlene Love (the often-uncredited star of Phil Spector’s ’60s productions), Merry Clayton (that gut-wrenching vocal on the Stones’ Gimme Shelter? That’s her), Lisa Fischer (the Stones’ lead backing singer since 1989 and the person responsible for this mind-blowing vocal), Judith Hill (booked to sing with Michael Jackson at hisz ill-fated O2 comeback shows and now singing with Stevie Wonder), Tata Vega (touring with Elton John and the voice behind the soundtrack for The Color Purple) and Claudia Lennear (Ikette, member of Joe Cocker’s legendary Mad Dogs And Englishman band and one-time Jagger squeeze).
Their stories – each peppered with heady successes, plummeting failures and some serious hard graft – are bonded by a simple desire to serve the music, to stay out of the spotlight and to maintain concentration on what they describe as “the blend”.
Whether 20 Feet From Stardom can follow the success of …Sugar Man will be decided at the Oscars ceremony on March 2. UK readers will be able to catch it when it’s released on March 28. Until then, check out the trailer below.
Ross Bennett, January 16, 2014
#1 Placebo – “Too Many Friends”, directed by Saman Kesh.
Saman Kesh is the best director working. Placebo is not the best band working. But this is definitely one of the most interesting and unique videos I’ve seen this year. Speaking to Videostatic, Saman Kesh explains: ”It was designed as a puzzle. I actually got the idea when somebody told me ‘Hey man, I love your work… I’m always not sure If my interpretation is right though, but awesome!!!’ I was kind of sad by this as I took it as ‘your shit isn’t clear motherfucker!’—haha. So, it weaseled its way into the writing as a “what do YOU think happened, viewer?” We originally had four answers, but we found it to be a bit too confusing, so we decided to compartmentalize them into A) Guys fault, B) Girl’s fault, C) We are wrong, you tell us”.
#2 Mazes – “Bodies”, directed by Austin of Vision Fortune.
Simplicity is king. Directed by Austin of Vision Fortune, this video explores the connection between moving and still imagery as several couples pose for photographs. Of the video Austin says, “The idea of the video came from the idea that we as humans are inevitably attracted to both moving image and still imagery such as photography and painting. The video explores and raises questions about the parallels between these two mediums: we see the subjects sitting as still as possible for these ‘video’ portraits, subtle nuances appear on closer inspection as we the audience see eyes blinking and twitching”.
#3 Co La – “Make It Slay”, directed by Andrew Strasser
Dem thirsty. Baltimore musician and producer Co La, signed to OPN’s infamous Software imprint, has released a hell of a CGI HD video centered solely around a champagne flute. Director Andrew Strasser on the clip: “‘Make It Slay’ is the kind of jam that inspires angles. When Matt approached me about making a video based around a champagne glass, the choice to animate freed any limits. This was also another opportunity to mix the message of carbonated ‘cola’. This video is full of references to 3D animation tutorial culture, but does not glamorize cyber culture. Instead it pits feat in idyllic artificial environments—beauty is your biggest enemy.”
#4 Death Grips – “You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it’s your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat”, self-directed.
Fucking with all the boundaries left, Death Grips are showing a.g.a.i.n. the path to free your mind.
#5 Beach House – “Wishes”, directed by Eric Wareheim.
It’s happening again: Laura Palmer’s dad lip-syncs to this dreamy Beach House track while riding a horse, surrounded by cheerleaders wearing horse masks in a soccer stadium?
#6 The Civil Wars – “The One That Got Away”, directed by Tom Haines.
“The One That Got Away” was the first single from Grammy nominated goth folk duo The Civil Wars—unfortunately they split up before their new album was released. Longtime directing champion Tom Haines on the video: “I wanted to create the idea of a character who was living on the edge of society, but that gave her strength,” Haines says. “She is vulnerable but adaptable, and sadly, seismic natural disasters seem to be increasingly something we may have to live with, so adaptability is crucial to survival. It somehow reflected the ideas of loss, regret and transience which echo in the song.”
#7 Scratch Massive feat. Koudlam – “Waiting for a Sign”, directed by Edouard Salier.
The video is set in some post-apocalyptic Thailand with boys lost in a Lord of the Flies daze. I love it. And Koudlam is the best thing that happened in 2013.
#8 Oneohtrix Point Never – “Still Life” (Betamale), directed by Jon Rafman
Extremely disturbing and extremely NSFW.
#9 Dean Blunt – “Felony / Stalker 7″, self-directed
искусство, обращенное спиной к зрителю, но силящееся объяснить ему выражение своего лица (за счет в основном обнажения боли, которое в то же время не считывается как жалоба).
#10 Pharrell Williams – “Happy”, directed by We Are From LA
You cannot watch this video and NOT want to dance by the end of it. Promise. Cameos include Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, and Jasper, Jimmy Kimmel, Magic Johnson, Steve Carell, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Osboune. Pharrell Williams: “The best work comes from people who are motivated by crisis—when something stops the original idea, they respond by coming up with something even better. Existence is all mathematics, he says. There’s an equation for success in every obstacle.”
Music by : The rest of the gang
Created by : 20×20
20×20 name of a project from Amir rad & Faraz abbasi.this project is a community of making video arts & music videos.