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7.27.2013

SCRIPT TO SCREEN: Behind the scenes on 3 dope music videos

Some people don't like to know how a magician pulls off his tricks on stage to avoid spoiling their suspension of disbelief.  I'm not one of those people; I want to know and I appreciate any opportunity to see how it's done.  Besides, the technical trick itself is just one of the many elements to enjoy in a good show, there's also the banter, the misdirection, sleight of hand, etc. So knowing how it's done doesn't detract from the overall experience for me. Creating illusions as well, the filmmaker is also like a magician and for those of us making a living making films and videos we have to constantly pierce the veil on how things are done.  With this knowledge, we learn how great videos are made and then use that knowledge to replicate or, even better, improve upon what's been done.  Then if we're good enough, the next filmmaker will take what we've done and build upon that. And so on, until cinema is no more.

Being a big fan of music videos, I was happy to find behind-the-scenes videos of 3 songs I really, really like.  For the songs and the visuals, equally.

1. M.I.A. "Bad Girls"



Making "Bad Girls"



2. M83 "Wait"


 

Making "Wait"



3.  Twin Shadows "Tyrant Destroyed"


 

Making "Tyrant Destroyed"

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