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Hi everyone,

I just finished up a new project and would love some feedback. It's a music video for a band called Puscifer (Its the side project of the frontman from Tool).

As usual, its already completed and I wont be making any changes to it, but would still love to get some feedback and try to improve for the next one.

 

http://www.adampatch.com/view_project/puscifer.html

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Adam

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Hey

I liked it. The beggining is pretty cool.

The only thing I don´t like too much is that the footage repeats sometimes.. abut I also know how hard is to work with long projects...

 

The rain is pretty cool also

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It has a certain something, with the cardboard cutout world in moldy technicolor, but it's sort of impossible to comment on the relevance or success of that at this point because I really have no idea what's going on. In the first third, you spend time seemingly building intrigue or tension, and then it never goes anywhere. We don't know why he's walking, or where, or what's going on, but the animals are curious, so that makes me a little curious, and that's good cuz I'm starting to get involved. But it never develops from there. Instead, it basically drifts and/or repeats until the end where you add a wholly new device out of the blue with the crumbling of everything. Given Maynard's propensity for poetics, I can understand how this might be an attempt at metaphor, but if that's the case, then I think either the clues are a little too subtle, or the metaphors just aren't interesting enough to drag on for 3min.

 

I think once we understand what it's meant to be about, we can have a discussion about where it does and doesn't succeed.

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ok ... watched the clip now ... have to say I'm pretty disappointed. the music conjours all sorts of images and stories for me and we're given ... a man with a gun walking - seemingly through the same shot (even the concept of walking through the same shot over and over holds a little more interest than what's shown). It doesn't really tell a story. All that said, I'm also jealous of working with such a great opportunity and music/artist.

 

so ... definitely interested in knowing more,

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Hey guys,

Thanks for taking the time to check it out. :) I totally agree with you- its a pretty boring video. Not much of a story at all.

 

So here's the scoop:

This thing originally started out as a 30 sec commercial for a sunglass company. (Here it is )

(Maynard is friends with one of the owners of Barton Perreira, in case your curious why he's is doing some random sunglass commercial).

 

He really liked how it turned out and wanted to do a music video in the same vein. But at the same time, he didn't want to do another shoot. So we basically had 5 angles of Maynard walking on a treadmill to work with. Since the commercial was so short and had really no story to it, there was really minimal footage shot to begin with. He didn't really do anything in the plates except walk, point his gun once, and hand his bottle of wine to a grip standing next to the treadmill- no reactions, no stopping from walking, no running, no reverse shots, etc.

 

So my goal was to create as much of a story as I could from the footage we had- and hopefully create some visual interest and something that complimented the song- while at the same time staying true to the look of the commercial. I tried to use the surrounding environments to create the change and arc to video. I agree, the animals sorta fall flat and dont pay off- I wanted to include them, but I also felt constraint to have them play a very minor, almost voyeuristic role, since Maynard never reacts to them or acknowledges them in the plate footage.

 

So now that you know a little story on it, what do you think? What are somethings that you would have liked to see considering the restraints on footage? Also (considering its not really strong in its direction) what did you think of the design/ animation of it? What could be improved?

 

Thanks again guys!

 

 

 

PS. This spamming this is seriously getting out of control. I cant even open these threads anymore with any one else around for fear that people will think that I'm constantly hitting up some dirty ass porn sites.

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ok. so some guesses were right.

 

I keep coming back to the whole "repeated shot" thing ... the music also has a looped/repetitive bed (without being boring) - of being told again and again by Momma. Each time the shot is shown something is added or something has changed.

 

Design wise it's not too bad but probably could have had more of a surreal edge to it.

 

2 cents worth.

 

:)

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