Thursday, June 26, 2008

Music Video of the Day: Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma



I love Vampire Weekend, and I love this song. What makes those two even better is this music video, which was filmed in one long tracking shot. I LOVE LOVE LOVE things filmed in one single tracking shot, because if you think about it, the little room for error (no editing) means TONS and TONS of pre-planning. My favorite example of this is Feist's awesomely choreographed 1,2,3,4 video. Apparently this Oxford Comma video took 17 takes to film. It's pretty random- why are they on a farm...? But it's creative and fun, and the song is the best.

3 comments:

Julia Park said...

Let's make our own video!

christina said...

i love their whole album.. so good!

sang said...

Back at school, one of my friend's hobby is to make short films.

He's name on Youtube is MashimaroJM if you're interested in looking at some of his work.