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goobster  ·  493 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I can't get over how dope this music video is.

This is the first I have heard of Jain, and I love the song, and I love the video. The imagery is super cool... there is definitely a thread tying it all together, but it isn't obvious, or structured like a "story".

I wonder if she's a Zef artist?

Zef is this school of art/music from South Africa that is pretty much centered around the band, Die Antwoord, who you probably know from the track "I fink u freeky".

But their music videos tend towards these stark and striking images, that are roughly linked together conceptually, but not really telling a story, either.

Die Antwoord is definitely more hardcore than Jain, but even if you don't like the music, you will probably find the videos fascinating.

(And their track Fatty Boom Boom also includes some amazing images as well. But it's more of a story.)

user-inactivated  ·  493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hoh shit, I didn't even make the connection of Jain and Die Antwoord. I fucking love them. The difference between the two is the way that I imagine the work between the two. In my head, both have to be story boarded, but Jain's video requires some working together with the director and the editor / animator in order to work.

goobster  ·  491 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Editors wield the real power.

Walter Murch is a brilliant and famous example. The RadioLab episode called +"Blink" has Murch talking about one of his interesting discoveries from his extensive film editing career.

It really can't be over-sold... anyone who has done any audio or video editing knows that there is a deep and visceral power held by the editor.

I've had the privilege of narrating a movie or two. And when I saw what the subtlest edits could do to the viewer... it was sobering. We really are machines, and we can be programmed and manipulated in scary-easy ways.