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Red things

DISCLAIMER: This is a fan video. I do not own the rights to any of the clips or music. For nonprofit entertainment purposes only.

Music: The Kinks - Polly

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This is a video made out of music videos. So it´s less literal/context reference lyric matches and more general "mood". The song has a bit of "don´t have sex, you will get pregnant and die" thing in it but i turned it a bit to a more positiv thing, it´s supposed to be about exploring the world and oneself (gender, friendships,love,passions) but always having a place to come home too. 

I had a lot of problems making this video (and all of them were gosthframes, or maybe 99 % were gosthframes) but also a lot of fun. I am kind of proud of finally having finished it and even if i think i should try another video editing pogram (idid already but so far very very unsucesfull) i really want to make simelar themed vidoes about different colours using music videos (i love music videos! anyone want to rec me some? i would love to expand my taste!)
List of music videos in order of first apperance:
Kumisolo - Transports en commun (cute playing with 2/3D, as requisite and people are real but the background is slide projector style)
Grimes ft. Janelle Monáe - Venus Fly (fasinating costumes, high contrast)
secret - shy boy (bright coloured 50s retro look)
Shakira ft. Rihanna - Can't Remember to Forget You (shakira and rihanna smoke cigars, roll in bed together and lean against opposite walls)
Sigala_ Ella Eyre - Came Here For Love (bright coloured walls and kites)
The Killers - Shot in the night (a girl workin in a casino gets a night with one of the guests like cinderella. beautiful coloured. sweet)
Wolf Alice - Bros (two girls hanging out.simple but sweet)
OK Go - Skyscrapers (a pair dancing through a varition of backrgounds always dressed in the same color as that)
Poision - What i like about you (yearbook photos coming to live)
Robyn ft. Snoop Dogg - U Should Know Better (a little boy as Roby a woman as Snoop Dog (warning for some real weird secual implications in  the video (beside that the video is nice through))
Missy Elliot - Work it (crazy effects and dancing)
My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na (mad max like colourful post apocalyptic teeangers in a desert)
KBG84 - Come on and Dance (age average in this girl group is 84, sweet dancing video, and the beauty of the island)
John Legend - You & I (Nobody in the World) (a diverse set of woman, from the perspective of a mirror)
Ingrid Michaelson - Girls Chase Boys (the colour pink, and red, red lips and nails, black backgrounds: contrast, gender feels)
Janelle Monáe - Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu ("time traveling rebels" stuck in a museum coming back to live. black and white with red  highlights)
Jane Zhang - Dust My Shoulders Off (recreating of famous art work)
Bibi Bourelly - Sally (a celebration of a lot of different people, also dancing)
Young Thug - Wyclef Jean (about the difficulities of making a music video)
Fall Out Boy - Irresistible ft. Demi Lovato
Jonas Blue - Fast Car ft. Dakota (i dont really like this version of the song but the colours in this video are nice!)
M.I.A. - Finally (washed out colours, desert)
WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA -  Ikkyu-san (a chance meeting in a club. lots of red light beautiful costumes)

the song always felt a bit negative for me but i did not want to make a negative video, i wanted something happy (and dare i to say empowering? that word has a lot of baggage). yes Polly is all of this people, all of this people are Polly.
if i had to pick one scene to show my idea of this video it would be the one with the girl with the bloody nose, first we just see that (the big city kicked her butt) but then we see her smile as she removes her hand from her face, happy and proud (and its not nessary just despite but also because, because she took it and still stands). i love the vaccuming scene.its the one scene with a bit of bitter irony but that too is part of exploring yourself and the world. also a bit of a cheat because this scene is important to me because of the in music video context it comes from "Polly made confession to her papa" is from Missy Elliot - Work it where she sings "wether you made the money working 9 to 5 or shaking your ass" T
his is not a tearful confession,

Date: 2017-08-10 07:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
This is really pretty!

Date: 2017-08-12 01:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jinkyo
I went to YouTube first 'cause that's where I like to watch videos - But hey! you have a DW too, so I'll copy my comments here as well. This was an exciting, and thought provoking watch for me, so thanks again for making and sharing it!

I'm a massive Kinks fan so that's why I clicked the vid. It took a few rewatches to try to re-ground my experience of the song in the visuals and themes you've presented. I wasn't completely successful because it turns out I have too much lyrical/contextual baggage with this song. The edits that resonated most with me were the clips that did pick up on the lyric and then subvert/illuminate the meaning. In particular:

:24 LOVED this vacuuming shot. Polly would have had a shit job
:41 Great shot, great nails, great "cold burst of reality" cut into the preceding, rather frantic sequence of life in the big city.
1:19 The big city has kicked Polly's ass, and she knows it - BUT, now she knows she can stand up to a big city ass kicking. She came, she saw, she big picture conquered - and now she can go home knowing she gave it a shot. This is a huge lyrical/contextual subversion and it was amazing! Big city life (or whatever that stands in as metaphor for the individual viewer)
is not for everyone and going back home (insert appropriate metaphor here) is a totally choice.
2:07 Another beautiful clip. This one plays more straight with the lyrics. Polly is an amalgam of the karaoke girl, the old lady, the kids at the table. Polly's had a world of experiences; there is a world of Polly's out there.

On straight up aesthetics and craft, I LOVED the sequence of shots at :05-:08 (clocks/dominoes/shoe flower crush)
What's the vid at 1:08 - gorgeous clip! I loved the red things concept!

I love how you've pushed the idea of transformative vidding! I'll keep an eye out for the next vid in this series.


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