Katy Perry proves to be the opposite of a "let them eat cake" type as she faces serious repercussions for dreaming about being a sword-wielding knight instead of a prim and proper royal doomed to marry a pig.
Why spend all day shooting a video when you can get what you need in 4.2 seconds. That's the trick of this latest ingenious OK Go clip, where they carefully choreographed what becomes a full, proper music video to the length of the song when displayed in super slo-mo.
How'd they do it? Luckily, frontman and video director Damian Kulash, Jr. cares to share, providing a Background Notes page breaking down the intricate plotting needed to make sure the 318 seperate "events" got captured correctly via seven highspeed cameras controlled by robotic arms. Shit, he even shares his spreadsheet to see how detailed you need to be.
A great recap of the complexities involved in making director Grady Hall's "history of dance" video for Capital Cities "Safe And Sound." Lots of insights — bet you never realized the Charleston and the Kid N Play dance were so similar — and footage that takes you from initial rehearsals, to the shoot location and then the post process.
Here's another Grammy video/commercial, but it's notable for a weather angle. A little wind storm — actually, a massive wind storm — wasn't enough to dissuade X-Factor winner Tate Stevens, director Phil Andelmanand crew. Instead they just go with the flow, literally, pushing aside the orginal bonfire treatment in favor of focusing on the windstorm that whipped through the Simi Valley location.