Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Me And My Cousins

I really like this Vampire Weekend video for Cousins, which the band released last November. It's a simple concept-- an alleyway, quick cuts (stop-animation-esque), and a lot of repetition.
I like that it is decidedly rough around the edges. And I think that that can apply to film as well. Take the Holga for instance. If you've ever used one, you know you can't ever rely on a perfect negative. There is bound to be a light leak, a spot, a drastic line of focus. But that's what makes it good.


Elizabeth said...

Love this video...especially since I got it as a free download from iTunes :)

AbbieBabble said...

What a fantastic video. My favorite thing about Vampire Weekend is that their lead singer was a high school teacher before the band made it. I think that's just so cool.