Submit a drawing of Cash, and it’ll be stitched into the music video for his haunting posthumous song, “Ain’t No Grave.” You can watch the video in different ways, with different images. I only wish the frame rate was a bit slower to take in each one, but, the effect works nicely.
Unrelated Music Video News: I like the latest LCD Soundsystem video better than its cousin, from OK Go.
This 70-minute video review of The Phantom Menace bounced around the Internet a few months ago, but I’m just now getting to it. I can count on both hands the number of video reviews I’ve ever watched. But this is epically packed with humor, geekery, and most importantly for our purposes, insightful storytelling tips.
Are there better ways to spend 70 minutes? Yes! In fact, definitely yes! But there are worse. If nothing else, check out the first two episodes, which are chock-full of obvious but crucial points (The Characters! Drama!):
I have no idea whether to believe the first or second half of this two-minute YouTube video. But I salute ingenuity:
What better way to spend 18 minutes than with Werner Herzog narrating the life and inner thoughts of a plastic bag?
Who knew the problem with Transformers was that it wasn’t absurd enough? May your weekend be this exciting:
Behind the scenes movie-making fascinates me. Here’s what Darth Vader sounded like before James Earl Jones redubbed the voice:
Say what you will about the revisionist history (Birds immediately after The Asteroid hits? Really?) but this is certainly painstaking and clever:
Question: Estimates of how many pieces of paper that required? 800?
Kudos to Pete Lachman for linking me to a list of 20 great extended takes (Think: scenes walking through bustling kitchens). For one, I’ve never been able to get the alternating wood and carpet sounds from The Shining out of my head:
This one’s pretty cool, knowing it’s from 1964:
The full list is here. One I recall that didn’t make it is from Atonement.
I happen to think “On To The Next One” has an insanely catchy hook. I like it even more knowing this is how it happened (skip to 2:00):
In case you haven’t seen it, the music video is darkly cool, too:
I am fairly certain the most shocking, and most enjoyable, two minutes of your week will be spent watching the Alaska Nanooks hockey team intro video: