March 2, 2009

Oren Lavie "Her Morning Elegance"

Chances are that if you live in the US you're currently being buried under a foot (or more) of snow. So, if you're trapped indoors please take a few moments to appreciate this astoundingly creative video from Israeli songwriter/author/director Oren Lavie. It's for the song "Her Morning Elegance" and brilliantly uses stop-motion to create this dreamy atmosphere. Check it out:

Here are some fun facts about the making of the video, courtesy of Oren Lavie's myspace page.

  • The video was shot all stills - roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video, using one camera, hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie.
  • It took 4 weeks before shooting to create an animated computer generated storyboard for the video, with 3D dummies for the characters.
  • It took only 2 days of shooting for the live actors on set to re-create the 3.5 minutes computer sequence, frame by frame.
  • Each of the wonderfully talented people above have worked on the video for a fraction of their normal rates (except Oren who worked for his normal rate of zero).
Happy Monday!

[thanks, Carolyn]

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