Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Videos: Crystal Stilts,
Tigers Can Bite You, The Strokes

In my college days, one of the many film classes I took was in found footage. The late great Bruce Conner was a pioneer of found footage films, and his shorts laid the groundwork for many a music video that has followed. The new video from Slumberland recording artists Crystal Stilts, entitled "Love is a Wave," is built entirely around found footage.

Crystal Stilts - "Love is a Wave" (mp3)

If you watch closely at 0:10, you will see the same footage that was the foundation of Tigers Can Bite You's 2008 video, "Taking and Running Away."

Tigers Can Bite You - "Taking and Running Away" (mp3)

And while we are on the subject of found footage, here is my favorite found footage video - "Hard to Explain" by The Strokes.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

That must have been a fascinating class.

Found art (of any nature) can make really amazing new art and it's perfect for those frustrated artists among us who can't create anything on their own. At least in my case.

john said...

video which is put on the top is too good