I’ve debated starting this theme for a few weeks before starting last week, and I ultimately decided I would as it would encourage me to looks for options that actually fit what I’m aiming for. If one pays too much attention to Top 40 type music you tend to see a dearth of creativity in the music video form. The music video is spawned from short films and can be as creative if not more so than their predecessor. Far too often it does just become singing heads. I want to try and buck that trend and find ones both new and old that do something somewhat outside the box, at the very least have some sort of visual narrative. Here we go.
Oren Lavie –Her Morning Elegance
Here is the first of the videos recommended to me. This one would be notable enough if it was just actors being used in stop-motion animation. You add to that the creative use of abstract staging that still concretely conveys the story and you have something rather intriguing. Enjoy!