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Music Video: The Glitch Mob “Fistful of Silence”

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edit: i thought it looked really dope btw

 

that said, like everyone has said, it didnt really have a clever flow to it.

 

in a way this is where the 3 minute song and abstract graphics don't always work well together. over here in asia, its almost unthinkable to have a music video not show the artists at least partly. but the nice thing about that constraint is it breaks up the monotony of the 1-3 looks you might have for your alternate worlds. over here there are still 10-30k music videos going around quite a bit, but you guys would probably think a lot of it cheesy enough for a las vegas bridal show compared to some of the top stuff on motionographer.

 

i still feel like what chris said, that people in mograph should think of themselves as filmmakers. then we have to confront the challenge of creating a compelling flow of something, just inventing the next look - unless you want your work to be just that, mograph porn and not a lot more. even if its repetitive for 90% of it, some of the better MV directors make themselves look cool with sometimes just something happening at the end to kind of make it feel like it all was meant to be - at least in memory.

 

chris is super keyed into if something makes you want to change the channel - i get that. but to me thats sad also, so for me, splitting the difference is trying to have something dope come of all the lingering stuff to being it home and sell yourself on conceptual skill as well as a nice compositing/render style

 

keep it up though - the gross impact of the look you had going was dope

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Interesting discussion ( if a little overheated at times ) - electronic vocal-less music is often teamed up with - and suited to abstract aesthetics - and there's nothing wrong with that. ( People don't complain about hearing some instrumental electronic track - by saying - there's no story in that' - we understand and appreciate it on some emotive level. A lot of visual artists / motion graphic artists / VJs work in ways that explore textures / moods / rhythms - eg visualmusic.blogspot.com - and it sometimes misunderstands the work to expect more narrative in it.

 

That said - if I watch an abstract 3 minute video today - I'm generally wanting to be wowed by some technique, impressed by how they've integrated everything, and it has kept my interest by changing gears a few times during the clip - offered some variations / surprises / next levels ... which is a narrative of sorts.

 

I liked the clip - great as a background in a club environment - but for me - also fine on a screen - a more interesting backdrop to a song than most mp3 jpg placeholders left on youtube. It won't make my best of lists though - because the techniques didn't go far enough, after initial introduction. A great foundation for future experimenting though : )

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That said - if I watch an abstract 3 minute video today - I'm generally wanting to be wowed by some technique, impressed by how they've integrated everything, and it has kept my interest by changing gears a few times during the clip - offered some variations / surprises / next levels ... which is a narrative of sorts.

 

This is true, and if I don't get it in an electronic/instrumental audio track, I will usually have a hard time connecting on an emotional level.

 

( People don't complain about hearing some instrumental electronic track - by saying - there's no story in that' - we understand and appreciate it on some emotive level.

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