Purple Music – Wow

Wow!

I love the Lyric video created by Jimmy Turrel for the song Wow, performed by Beck. The music video is a kind of animated vintage style collage, full of colours and truly fun.

The video director collaborated with the designer Braulio Amada and animator Antonio Vicentini to realise it. Well done!

Purple Music – Up&Up

Animated collages!

Let’s face it, the first impression once I saw this video was “wow, the collages are moving!”.

Last week a friend of mine introduced me to the new Coldplay video, and I truly liked it. I also recognised several clear mentions to lots of amazing contemporary collagists that I love. I was curious to see if the directors Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia gave a kind of explanation of what brought them to create this video.

But  nothing.

The day the video was live, there was no trace of credits to these artists, and I was a little bit surprised. Although none of the images were literally “stoled”, there is a clear inspiration to tons of them. After a while some of the artists “mentioned” on the video clearly started to get disappointed, and shared their thoughts through social media. I can understand that was a kind of bitter sweet tribute.

Now, not sure if this paragraph was added after this online debate or not (I truly don’t remember any credits gave to the artists), but here, on the Vimeo account of one of the two directors, there is now an entire list of artists that were taken as inspiration for the creation of the video:

“Inspired by the amazing art of:
Victoria Siemer, Sammy Slabbinck, Karen Lynch, Sarah Eisenlohr, Joe Webb, Jeff Hendrickson, Katie Dutch, Linder Sterling, Kieron “cur3es” Cropper, Beth Hoeckel, Eugenia Loli, Mariano Peccinetti, Shang Chengxiang, Charlie Davoli, Artem Rhads Cheboha, Fran Rodriguez, Felipe Posada, Jay Riggio, Ser Sinestésico, Marina Molares, Merve Ozaslan, Julien Pacaud, Angelo Vazquez, Terry Ringler, Djuno Tomsni, John Stezaker, Richard Hamilton, Hannah Höch, and of course Rene Magritte”.

I don’t believe that this was made to take all the credits, I truly hope so. As far as I am concerned, the first thing that I do if I create something taking inspiration from other artists I will give them credits, that’s all.

After all these words (sorry!), I truly enjoyed the video and I am happy to see that this kind of works caught the attention of a huge public. On the other  hand, I am concerned about how artists have to deal with their rights, and the inevitable risk in some way to have their brilliant ideas “violated”.

What do you think about it?

 

Purple Music – Upside Down & Inside Out

Super fun!

The American rock band Ok Go strike again with a stunning new videoclip, that is incredible and well done. For their new single Upside Down & Inside Out, the band sings into a very special location.

The video was shot entirely in a real airplane flying in a huge, zero gravity simulating parabolas, where the band had to dance and sing acting as everything was so natural and easy.

The reality was quite different, because it took a huge effort to get this final result. If you want to dig into the tech specs of how the video was made, I highly recommend you to read this post.

Final video

 

Behind the scenes extract.

Purple Music – Wide Open

Stunning!

This is the clever collaboration between The Chemical Brothers and Beck. Wide Open song is taken from the new album by The Chemical Brothers “Born In The Echoes”. The video, directed by Dom & Nic, is also amazing and really well done.

Enjoy!

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