Friday, 30 September 2011

Pitch Idea 1: Nine Inch Nails- Metal (Unreleased remixed version?)

Best image ever?!
The released version is far too long to be used suitably for a music video at 7 mins. It's a cover of the Gary Numan original; who has appeared live with Nine Inch Nails to preform 'Cars' in 2009.

So the original track is very sci-fi orientated- inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick, a very renown sci-fi author of books such as 'Do androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?'- which did, in fact, later become the epic 'Blade Runner'

But That's all background stuff- fun to know but not all that useful; what's key here is what? Why and How?

So my idea for this one is more the way everything is becoming so 'Americanized' ( yeah that's a word) similar to David Bowie's- I'm afraid of Americans in themes- hence it would be more concept- showing children glued to the TV with eyes glazed over or teens hunched over computers (nothing odd there?)
The video would mainly focus on the lack of human interaction and they way people want to be something they see on TV- 
The lyrics 'In the building where they make us grow' we'd go to a school setting, pupils all wearing the same all silent and unflinching staring at the whiteboard as if it where a TV- relating to earlier shots. 
Inter-cut with lip syncing of someone in a shadow-y room with some one frame shots of someone totally freaking out- as typical with certain industrial bands i.e Ministry just something as- so fast you don't get a proper look- this would lend itself to multiple views.
It's a great solid track and Trent Reznor is a known advocate of 'remixes' hosting his own NiN remix site. It's also much shorter than the original NiN cover, but why bother with a cover?
Well to modernise it, give it new air. The cover was never released as anything big, instead falling onto a remix/ B-style disc called 'Things Falling Apart' which was pretty well- panned critically.
I have a strong idea for it, which obviously helps a fair amount, it's something that wouldn't be too hard to do as a student- but it would require a fair amount of people including kids- but I have a little brother and sister who'd be perfectly capable of doing it (resources!

With a camera? 
Well it'd be a fairly artsy video- obviously no shots are set in stone but it'd be a great video to show off a wide range of shot types- the long shots of the school- preferably at around dusk (might be issues there- but we'll work around that, fun times)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Class music video

So for this we, as a class, selected a successful pitch- which was 'Hello' By Martin Solvberg which takes the form of a tennis match at the grand slam in france. Whereas we changed that idea- to people who tok the tennis match far too seriously, with all kinds of silly outfits. 
We are incorporating a mix of narrative and performance. The filming went fairly well, with a wide range of shots and shot types to work with really helped the editing process along nicely 

For the editing we are using 'Final Cut' which we used first towards the end of last year. So far it has mainly been a refresher experience on the software, or trying to find new features to use such as the video filters and the controls surrounding them or slowing the shot down- or using the the video overlay tool, something previously unavailable. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Linkin Park- New Divide

Year: 2009
Director: Joe Hahn
Genre: 'Rock'

New Divide was a song specifically made for the film Transformers 2. Linkin Park are a 'rock' band created in 1996. They hit big time with 'Hybrid Theory' in 2000.

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A performance shot
of the band
The opening few shots are of darkness and what looks like a slight orange smoke, the video was made to promote the film 'Transformers 2' as part of a huge marketing campaign, as such the audience would once again be male youth (15-24) who are interested in the film, or fans of Linkin Park to entice them into the film. Their song also featured in Transformers 1. The video itself features shots from the movie. At 0:03,the singer appears in CGI effects to look like fire at 0:12 the video turns to blue looking more like water- providing a contrast between the two different colours. In the background at 0:16 we can see in the background some schematics of 'transformers', it's a song made specifically for the film-at 0:20 we go with special effects into a shot from the  film. The video is primarily a performance based one.

The music video even takes place in a location mentioned in the film. According to wikipedia the music video makes use of thermal cameras to help with the effects.

The video was packaged with with the film on DVD- basically the song is just another form of promotion for the film; appealing to the films many fans. 

Devo- Freedom of Choice

Year: 1980
Genre: Synth pop

The unique stylings of Devo

Devo formed in 1973, focusing on more punk styles, but as with most bands their sound changed to a more syth orientated sound.
They appear as the bald men in the video.

The bald men.
The opening shots show some skaters, red and blue getting ready, putting on helmets. At 0:15 we have the skaters going down a half-pipe two at a time, blue to red, with some smoke blocking the view. before they hall collide in Orange smoke, clearly placing this video as a concept video- which becomes far more apparent as the video goes on. At 0:38, five bald men appear at the bottom of the screen with the letter De-vo on their tops, by today's standards very badly edited in. They then float upwards with arms raised singing with the song, adding a slight preference aspect to the song, with a nice close up at 0:56, very odd by today's standards.

Then we flick to a man in a dog suit on a leash, two bones beside him, held by men dressed in roman attire, to correlate with the lyrics as he finds two bones, goes in a circle and dies as the men in roman attire mouth the lyrics of the song, whilst the bald men pop up again- I think it's meant to be some comment on the politics of the time- but that's not an area I'm all too good with, this video is clearly a budget production.
At 1:30 we go back to the skaters going around in a long shot to get the full perspective on thier movement. Then at 1:36 another close up on one of the bald heads lip syncing with the video as the the head leaves showing a blue background with patterns looking between a gun and a grenade- his head taking up the lower portion of the screen.

At 2:03, we have doughnuts forming a V done in stop motion I would assume. With the bald men popping out of the doughnuts, as one of the romans eats one and in a close of of one of the bald men he puts one over his eye, before eating it and floating off, taking us back to the scene with the man in a dog suit at 2:28.

only this time the dog tries to break free. After that the skaters all go into a 'clsoing' down sale, skating in whilst them all come out in uniforms, with the bald men appearing at the side of the screen. As the men in uniform point, people turn into one of them.

This song seems to be about how freedom is constricted, to appear to be freedom- as with the dog and his bones, he can only choose one of the other- nothing else, or the bloke choosing a grenade or a gun- the skaters being red or blue.

Wheatus- Teenage Dirtbag

Year: 2000
Genre: Rock

This was 'the' song for wheatus that made them big, they've never had quite as big of a hit after and have for the most part faded away. This music video is mainly preformance with shots from a highschool narrative, clearly painting the core auidence as teenagers.

The first shot shows someone falling asleep- before going to a ripple transition to signify that what occurs in the video is a dream. At 0:11 we get the first performance shots, with med/ long shots of the band preforming the song in a school gym before going back to the dream- the protagonist of the video is a stereo-typical 'highschool looser' , as his bike gets hit by a car by the boyfriend of the girl he likes. As she walks past, we have a slight slow-mo shot to show where his focus is- on her, not his bike. We have various shots of the guy struggling his way through the school corridor. On a note about censorship, we're allowed
'her boyfriend's a dick'
But we aren't allowed to listen to
'he brings a gun to school'

A close up of the girl
in the hallway
As these lyrics are being spoken the protagonist is in the hallway , at 1:30 again catching the sight of the girl, he looses all focus and promptly gets flattened by the girls boyfriend. The highschool jock. The video is filled with stereo-types and as a usic video it work- because that's what the song's about, although I woul say it's presenting teenagers as maybe abit too 'one dimensional' characters. then again Teenagers are the core audience for a video like this and were the core when the song was released ten years ago.

At 2:30 we switch to a darker setting, it's prom night and the band are playing and the protagonist is sitting alone; when he girl appears to come towards him with 'two tickets to iron maiden' with a medium shot on her.Then we have a quick montage of the preformance shots before going back to them dancing as a disco ball drops- the gut wakes up from his dream.

Nine Inch Nails- March of the Pigs

March of the Pigs
Director: Peter Christopherson 
Year: 1994
Genre: Industrial/ Rock
Audience: 15-24 (24-35)

Nine Inch Nails, as I've already explained, are an industrial band formed in the late 80's. I've already looked at another of their videos (Perfect Drug) but this is a very different video to that. From their main big hit album 'The Downward Spiral' which itself is a concept album that follows a character who, depending on how you see it, destroys God and becomes maddened with power- before killing himself. There was one song called 'Just Do It'  Which the producer Flood didn't want on the album for obvious reasons. This video is literally a one take performance video, with various camera zooms. It uses the version of the song recorded there rather than overlaying it with the studio version of the song.

Nine Inch Nails: March Of The Pigs (1994) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

An example of the studio
+ Attire
The video begins with the camera just moving about, focusing on Trent Reznor wearing some hideous looking attire, kinda gothic- certainly quite edgy for the time. Then at 0:09 the music kicks in and the camera begins to focus on the drummer, also wearing leather trousers. Reznor appears very violent in the video, with the mic stand- putting a fair amount of emotion in there, swinging his mic stand into the drum kit at about 0:38.

The camera frequently zooms in and out- trying to keep up with the pace of the song. At around 1:20 Trent Reznor gets closer to the camera, singing directly to it. while at about 1:36 a woman is seen replacing the mic stand that he threw away. 

The audience of this would be very niche, definetly not very mainstream in sound aswell and their attire reinforces this; it was made for a clear audience probably male and 15-24.
Once again the attire follow's what's common for the industrial genre (black/dark clothing, long hair, males, leather EVERYWHERE), but it doesn't follow the video style set by previous videos, being a single take music video, which is very uncommon in general. 
There does however appear to be a focus on the lead singer which is VERY common for industrial. 
Because it's all filmed in one take it uses multiple zooms and pans of a single camera so you get lots of camera movement which makes the video appear to be very low budget and gives the impression of a very underground band, although the fact that the band appears is fairly unusual for nine inch nails as often the band only appear very minimally in the videos as Reznor often has full control of the music and look of nine inch nails.  

Monday, 12 September 2011

David Bowie- I'm afraid of Americans

Director(s): Nick Goffey & Dominic Hawley

David Bowie really needs little introduction, a huge British personality from the 70's and 80's and is now not very active in the public. However his son Duncan Jones( far better that what Bowie ACTUALLY named him)  has taken to directing films- such as 'Moon' a thriller set on the moon funnily enough.

Trapped in the back
of the Taxi
A kind of  Taxi Driverish music video made for the "I'm Afraid of Americans " remix, starring David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor. Directed by Dom and Nic, it features Bowie being stalked through New York City by Jonny(Reznor), a hostile American. 
As Bowie continues to be stalked and becomes more and more paranoid, he witnesses (or imagines) random acts of violence by citizens on one another — but their hands are empty, like they are holding invisible guns. The video ends with Bowie ducking behind a taxi while Reznor fires an imaginary assault rifle that inflicts severe damage on a vehicle- shooting it all up- but when Bowie looks back the taxi isn't damaged at all all the while he's looking around until he see's a kind of parade go passed with 'Jonny' carrying a cross.

Because this is mainly a 'chase' orientated video we have several mid- tracking shots of Bowie running from the crazed american- but intercut we have the people with hand gestures shooting one another in a more close up and personal range with close-ups. 

Black Lab- Pictures of people

Black Lab founded in 1995, but have stayed mainly on the sidelines of music- kinda a nightmare to find on youtube and whatever. They only ever had two charting songs in the US. This video is one they made for their fans- basically fans sent in pictures and they used them to compile a music video so this is less a deconstruction and more a way of showing how diverse a music video can be. 

A great example of the band getting in touch with the the fans and giving the song over; they've also held competitions to get fans to make music videos for them; which can't really go wrong. The fans get what they want and the band get a free music 

Limp bizkit- Rollin'

Limp bizkit are an american band formed in 1995, it was their third studio album that launched them to success in 2000-Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
The video is a single from that album; couldn't find the director on this one either, it was filmed ontop of the world trade centre (south tower) so you could say it's kinda relevant 

The video opens with a car driving through the streets and stopping, with a cameo from Ben Stiller as he throws the keys to the singer, after that he gets the wise idea to go take the car for a ride, and that's when the music kicks in. When then have panning shots of new york at night- then cutting between the night shots and shots of the singer running his hand along the car bonnet. We then go to several performance shots, in different locations, like on a helipad in NY at night or in a room with disco balls and dancers, of which the video features several. It also features the singer picking up more people with a wide range of 'interesting' driving styles. 

the video ends with the singer returning the car- as you can tell the video is a censored version of the song. 

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Ministry- Revenge

Ministry formed in 1981 with Al Jourgensen, starting as a synth-pop group(the joys!)....before moving onto 'heavier' pastures. The band retired in 2008 after 27 years preforming...then came back in 2011.

This song is from their first album 'With Sympathy'. This album is a whole different sound to the later stuff. unfortunately I couldn't find a director on this one!

A close up of the singer, lip syncing 
The video opens with a quick close up of a police siren, inter-cut with blurred footage. A chalk outline of a body is seen too, quickly, shots of police tape. The colours appear to be very vivid- although that could be put down to a low-res video. The video was clearly made on a budget several shots, some on a high angle from the top of a set of stairs, with him looking up to show almost a sense of vulnerability. 

A women then comes down the stairs as the guy at the bottom looks up in shock. 
The whole idea 'seems' to be concept interlaced with some performance- there seems to be a theme of 'electric' with the singer being near it the light bulbs in the shots or in the background. 
The video itself focuses on the singer with the band not being seen at all in the video, which fits with the more synth pop vibe to the video.

UNKLE- Burn My Shadow

Director: Miguel Sapochnik

Unkle, are a British group formed in 1994. They are known for varying different sounds, the frequently work with other artists to create the best sound, for example Josh Homme, Richard Ashcroft, Thom Yorke and for this song Ian Brown.

Burn my shadow-Unkle from wanserr on Vimeo.

One of the many close-ups in the
Here is a narrative video, a man wakes up; a mess of items all over, indicating some sort of disrepair in his life. The opening shots clearly establish the mess, bottles and cushions lying all over the floors as the camera pans- the initial shot of a TV left on. We then see a man in bed, stirring slightly, shots occurring in time with the song.  

The timer on his chest
We see one fast glimpse of a broken photo, indicating some broken down relationship in the past or hinting at it. The main character we assume must be this guy, he's the only person in the whole video. We see him go through a morning routine, putting toast on, washing his face, with close-ups on each. When he checks his face in the mirror he realises something is stuck onto his chest,  as the music kicks in, it becomes slightly more frantic, we also hear some diagetic sounds, of the man screaming when he tugs on the wire. 

The following section features more medium shots, with cuts of close-ups as he frantically dials the phone for some form of help- but is unable to vocalise what's wrong- all the while the timer ticking down. 

He assumes it's a bomb trapped inside his chest. He can't get hold of anyone and such goes through his apartment and tires to find help outside. When he hears the phone ring but can;t find it, searching frantically he picks up but just misses the call. He's in the last minute at this point, with seconds ticking down he gathers up his belongings.  

As he walks outside the camera gently pans down in slow motion as he walks, dropping things as he goes along (like the broken picture) until he reaches the end of the balcony, but which point the timer hits 15 seconds and he's dropped everything. Until this point most of the shots have been close ups or medium shots, but as the video draws to a close we have a long shot as the man stretches out his arms- waiting for the bomb to go off. A close up as he opens his eyes...the timer stopped- but as the toast pops up- the bomb goes off.

And as a bonus he's the 'making of' video to enjoy!

The Making of Burn My Shadow by UNKLE_UK

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

How the music industry evolved..

Copyright wasn't that much of an issue twenty years ago- but with the internet and Personal Computers this has become much more of an issue. 

It's now way easier to access all the music an artist has done and have it on your computer; for free, within moments. This costs the music industry huge amounts every year, increasingly artists are having to rely on the live aspect to make any serious money.

So what about things like Spotifiy? Clearly a program used as damage control and very popular with most people it provides easy access to a huge music library without downloading a single song. It uses streaming to get the music to your computers, it does however require a monthly fee to get the best service it still offers a free 10 hours every month, but just how much does the artist actually get?

Sorry about the quality of the image 
Asyou can see from the graphic above they won't exactly become millionaires through Spotifiy or other streaming services. 

Tool- Sober

Director: Fred Stuhr

Tool are an American rock band formed in the 1990's in LA. Initially with a much heavier sound, their sound seems to have mellowed out somewhat over the years. So far they have released four albums over the 20+ years active, with each member having multiple other pursuits. Like the singer is involved with two other bands and enjoys making wine in his spare time.  The 10,000 Days(2006) album isn't just notable for its music however, the album art is in 3D, requiring the use of (packaged) Stereoscopic glasses to view 3D artwork by
 Alex Grey.

An image of the humanoid
opening the box
What make's this video interesting is the stop motion used, showing a simple humanoid kinda figure walking in a fairly decayed house. The opening shots are POV shots from, something behind a panel or door, giving a basic run down of the location. It builds up that early sense of mystery in this respect, several tracking shots going through the corridors of the place, or following a rusted pipe along the walls.

In some clips we have some brief overlaid shots of various members of the band preforming, more frequent/ noticeable towards the end. 
The humanoid thing seems to live alone in a single room, until it finds a box and sees something that's never shown to the audience, but it clearly has a strong effect on the creature, how's chair seems to be levitating. 
The video gets weirder, with various other creatures seen, each more twisted than the last, some covered in darkness and others standing in an open room. 
The box is one of the main points of the video with close-ups to drive that point, lots of shots where the camera goes into the box or seems to be peaking out in Tarantino-esq shots. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Massive Attack- Tear Drop

Director: Walter Stern

Massive Attack formed in 1988 as an off-shoot project but quickly gained some success. they work with a whole host of different people often  making a whole range of music.

the baby

The video seems to mainly be CGI style, with one shot following the umbilical cord to a baby still in the womb. Throughout the video the baby seems to be stirring, opening it's eyes at various points, with the light making it close its eyes again.  the baby also sings along with the song at various points. Everything seems to be in slow motion- but it's fairly hard to tell. 

Filter- Hey Man, Nice Shot

Director: Kevin Kerslake

Filter, initially form as an off-shoot from Nine Inch Nails guitarist Richard Patrick (slightly upset he had no creative control over NiN content. Also brother to the second terminator Robert Patrick) Their first single was seen as somewhat controversial following the wake of Kurt Cobains suicide. Following 9/11 the song was placed on a list of inappropriate songs in a Clear Channel memo. 
The song itself relates to the suicide of Budd Dwyer a U.S politician who shot himself live on T.V in the 1980's.

The video is mainly performance based, with some nice colour play, which somewhat reminds me of the (unintentional) color editing in Joy Divisions 'Love will Tear Us Apart'
The colors main seem to be going over saturated throughout and the video itself features zoom-ins and close-ups that focus on the singer and guitarist. The use of smoke in the first shot equates to the lyrics 
'Now that the smokes gone, and the air is all clear...'

Several shots seem to blur out and we have some extreme close-ups , especially at 1:03, where the camera seems to travel up the bass. 
As the chorus hits, the blurs seem to hit in time with the musical ques and as the singer sings
 'A man has gun..' 
The camera also begins to shake at this point, giving it quite an earthquake effect.
The video mainly consists on band shots interwoven with single shots of the band members.
The colour palette mainly consists of strong colours, greens and reds seem to be the focushere

Monday, 5 September 2011

Cabaret Voltaire- Sensoria

Artist: Cabaret Voltaire
Director: Peter Care
Year: 1985
Genre: Early industrial/ experimental
Audience: 24-35

As part of the early industrial scene Cabaret Voltaire paved the way for more mainstream bands such as Nine Inch Nails. Originating in England in the early 70's around the same time as Throbbing Gristle, and where signed onto industrial records. 

As per with many music videos in the genre, it's a very low quality video very jumpy featuring fast cuts and unusual camera angles. For example the first shot, two men and the camera literally bouncing between them is rapidly cut with footage of an old woman with a flickering effect occurring in time with the beats in the song. The video 'type' itself seems to be more concept orientated with hints of the performance aspect, with the singer lip-syncing in certain shots. The whole 'theme' of the video seems to be religion and good or evil, featuring an old man with puritan esq clothing on. One thing to note is that while the shots in the video and fairly desaturated- the quick cuts/flashes are very colourful- as the video goes on things just get weirder and weirder- at 2:43 the editing seems to feature that looks like stop motion with the way the people move or 'dance' if you can call it that. Once again jump cut by different shots such as a man walking, with the same effect seen in the first shot and the puritan man's face and so on.
The video itself seems to be intentionally abstract, the editing style seems to intentionally draw the viewer out of what's going on with discontinuity edits to the style of the video, such as the way the singers are cut into the video. 

But as the video goes on it seems to break more into a total dance fest- lots of shots of all different people dancing to the song/ in time with it-it ends up giving a much wider scope to the video; making the feel of it more universal.
The rapid cuts and quality of the video is typical of the genre and to an extent- time period.

The audience is somewhat hard to pin down, it's a very 'arty' concept video with very unique editing styles.
This makes the audience somewhat hard to pin down; it certainly wouldn't have received a great deal of airplay due to the length of the track itself, most singles are generally 2-4 mins in length or edited down to that so that they become more viable for airplay, or maybe that's just a modern thing- with the vast amount of music now on offer, people don't want to spend 7 odd mins listening to one song on the radio.

Nine Inch Nails- Perfect Drug

Director: Mark Romanek
Year: 1998
Genre: Industrial/Rock
Audience: 15-24 (24-35)

This song was originally written for David Lynch's Lost Highway (1997) 

Nine Inch Nails: The Perfect Drug (1997) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

The decayed/gothic
setting of the video.
The first shot, the removal of a lens cap from a Victorian camera, into a mirror to give the effect of fish eye immediately sets the tone, the lighting is dark and tinted blue to show this idea of moodiness and a dark environment, you can see clearly that the walls are grimy and dirty. This is elaborated on in the next shot, a long shot of Reznor at 0:04 seconds, the floorboards are dirty and covered in litter, various instruments hang up behind him and he's staring at music sheets and yet he isn't actually doing anything other than staring which lends itself to the idea that the character is depressed, he's hunched forward over the piano, he'. The next shot at 0:05 is a very brief close up of the three band members playing string instruments, once again the black clothing is revealed to be a fit with the general visual style of the video. The next shot at 0:06 is Reznor by himself playing the same instruments as his band, sitting, long shot facing the camera. At 0:09, we have a medium close up of Reznor staring at the music sheets featured previously, the shot is more side on profile, we takes a deep breath and sighs, once again the indication that he's not a healthy individual. The next shot is framed interestingly. it's of a urn but only the bottom out of shot and the sky, lending the idea of a highly stylised music video.
At 0:14 it makes a return only this time the bottom is seen with a pair of legs and the rest of the body hidden, the idea being hinted at appears to be death of someone, the sky is very grey/blue. At 0:22, it's revisited again for a close up, but once again the shots are very brief, the pace of editing here is rapid.

At 0:29 the framing of the shot is very interesting because we can see half of Reznors head hidden behind a curtain as he lip sync's. 
2:33 the video goes green tinted, to match with the drum solo, the pace of editing here picks up rapidly- the green tint to signify the alcohol taking control of the character. At 2:58 the video appears to take much more melancholy video with a longshot showing the full body of the character, leaning towards the camera following the melancholy. 
An example of the abstract imagery
The video is very dark throughout in terms of actual lighting, with the opened shot of the singer and a small boy looking in a mirror removing the cap of an old fashion style camera. Instantly showing that this isn't set in the modern day, reinforced by the attire of the two characters. The video prominently features abstract Victorian imagery and is overall a very 'concept' driven video- however if you watch closely you can see certain aspects of narrative- the reoccurring image of the young boy for instance throughout the video hints at some form of meaning. Listening to the lyrics in the last minute of the song it's implied that the boy has died (as indicated by the two women dressed in black) and that the father (the singer/ Trent Reznor) is in mourning and has turned to alcohol, also indicated through the green liquid shown in several extreme close up shots. 
The location is VERY gothic and dark, the old Victorian esq walls, something seen in previous industrial videos, where the focus here is not on the decay of society but on the decay of the mind, as indicated though Reznors decline into alcohol abuse in the video.

Abisinth close-up.
hinting at the 'meaning'
As indicated by the abisinth  seen in select shots. There are several long shots of the father, often alone or staring into the distance at something out of shots, as the video goes on these shots are often revisited for close-ups to put emphases on the isolation of the character, in several shots however he appears to be hidden or hiding (i.e the water shots and curtain ones.)  
A med-close up showing the father
looking out of shot.

At the time the video was fairly expensive with the refrigerated set used and the renting of certain artworks featured throughout the video, these led to a reported $1million music video.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Strata- The Panic

Year: 2004
Director: Not found
Genre: Rock

Strata where a Californian rock band who broke up early 2008, because the singer wanted to move onto other things- forming 'The Electric limousines'. They also featured on The Punisher (2004) soundtrack. 

Strata - The Panic
Get More: Strata - The Panic

The video is mainly a narrative with a mix of performance and narrative with the same narrative taking place over and over again but with a different spin on it every time. The whole video is set in the same area- there seems to be a man hiding, someone stealing a bike and a waitress spilling a drink based on what happens. the video changes several times throughout, the song opens with the motif 'Every Second changes everything' with a sped up scene, and a child dropping a coin into a fountain  in slow motion whilst everyone around him moves at full speed.

We then go to a cafe, and the waitress serving a coffee. An artist drawing an image of the scene.