Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The "Long Take" in a Music Video

Here a video called "Oxford Coma" by the band "Vampire Weekend." The video's director was Richard Ayoade. The video is a long take that is a lot like some of the continuous camera shots in Wes Anderson's work, or Godard before him. I meant to post this earlier but it goes back to the earlier discussions of "Touch of Evil" and the Pier Pasolini "Observations on the Long Take" article reminded me of it.

1 comment:

  1. That video is interesting. I love continuous shots like that. Another example of that is Beyonce's "Single Ladies" music video. There are a couple cuts but the editing is pretty seamless.