Joined: Feb. 2003
||Posted: Jan. 20 2005, 08:54
The answer is here:
|Q: There was this strange movment of everyone, non-syncronous vocals. Why and how was this done?|
A: This was a special effect that the director invented at that time. The way to get this 'strange' effect is that you would sing the song speeded up [sings 'Crime of Passion' and double speed and double pitch] and thay videotaped this fast performance and then the recorded a very slow performance [demonstates this too]. And then he mixed up both sessions to normal speed, so there is this movment. The speed is going faster and slower so quickly that it looks that way. I think it didn't work, personally. It was one of those ideas which they though was quite interesting about a video looking a bit strange ... bit I have to say that I didn't like that video and I don't want to see it again, really - not in front of any other people. I think it is a bit embarassing. I'm shure that Mike would agree. It had some nice ideas, but ideas have to work and if they don't work you... you're in trouble.
Q: There was a new video equipement used for it, so maybe they wanted to play a little bit with it.
A: That's right, I think they wannted to show what tricks they had. You can see it when the guitar solo was done, taking freeze frames with that technology very quickly, but now it looks old fashionned, ok, it was a long time ago... I thought the video is too much on the singer, too much on Mike and too less on the story. Anyway, it was my first video and I did everthing they told me. I wore the clothes I was told to wear, I sat where I was told to sit and I moved the way they told me to move. Now I wish I haven't. I once asked to stand up as I prefer to stand up when I sing - "no, sit down, you must sit down". But Mike was nervous, too. So I think he would agree with me that it wasn't a very exciting video.