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March 20, 2013 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Forward by Messe Kopp is a clever one shot video filmed then reversed to a very neat effect. [via]
posted by quin (17 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Obligatory Drop
posted by dirtdirt at 7:57 AM on March 20, 2013 [6 favorites]


That was fun.

Was looking forward to the big payoff -- did I overlook it?
posted by notyou at 8:03 AM on March 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anyone have a link or tool that lets you play it in reverse?
posted by Fizz at 8:11 AM on March 20, 2013


Obligatory Drop

Yeah, this seems more like a direct, shall we say, homage, than something new...
posted by gwint at 8:14 AM on March 20, 2013


Anyone have a link or tool that lets you play it in reverse?

The Wrong Way Around.
posted by quin at 8:19 AM on March 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


!erahs eht rof sknahT

.ti dekil rehtar I ,gnihtemos ot ton ro egamoH

.lasrever eht htiw yalp ot dengised stceffe htiw nuf fo tib a dah rotcerid eht dna ,doog saw cisum ehT .flesym tib riaf a ti dekil rehtar I .wonk t'nod I
posted by Samizdata at 8:31 AM on March 20, 2013


Top Secret.
posted by plinth at 8:52 AM on March 20, 2013 [6 favorites]


Was looking forward to the big payoff -- did I overlook it?

I'm glad it wasn't just me. I suppose that is just a side-effect of the overstimulated world we live in, that a neat little project like this is met with a solid "MEH". I mean, it wasn't necessarily a bad execution, but I was thoroughly unimpressed, having not only seen it done before, but done better.
posted by mysterpigg at 9:07 AM on March 20, 2013


Here's another one, and I'll tell you up front that the big payoff is that it was done on one Super 8 reel of film with no post editing. Everything was done in-camera: EVOL
posted by carsonb at 9:16 AM on March 20, 2013


Also, I kept waiting for the lyrics to start on this song, to see if Messe Kopp was going to go full homage on Fatlip and learn how to lip-synch his rap backwards. Alas. This was a cool video, I liked some of the creative things they had him doing, but against some of the more inspired entries in this particular genre of short video it falls a bit flat.
posted by carsonb at 9:19 AM on March 20, 2013


Samizdata: "!erahs eht rof sknahT"

Fitting that much of the text shown in the video was in a right-to-left writing system.
posted by Dreadnought at 9:36 AM on March 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


I liked it. Thanks for sharing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:05 AM on March 20, 2013


yrotagilbO oslA:

retaW raguS
posted by humboldt32 at 10:06 AM on March 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


I feel bad that my response reads as "Meh." Because it wasn't and because I disapprove of Meh Culture in general and try to resist it. I watched all the way through!

By big payoff, I meant that I was wondering towards the end about the reverse stunt that tops all the others, but also, especially, the stunt that gives all the others some context and meaning.

What state of the world or character essence of The Walker could lead that particular series of events?

Still, it's impressive and clever.
posted by notyou at 11:03 AM on March 20, 2013


sorry.
posted by dazed_one at 11:43 AM on March 20, 2013


dazed_one, that's exactly what the mattress reminded me of in the beginning (the end).

Add me to the meh chorus, as much as I like to meh quietly/privately. I just don't see the story, or why the reverse is all that different/meaningful. The Coldplay video reverse works because the song is going "back to the start."
posted by mochapickle at 11:59 AM on March 20, 2013


What I thought was going to happen was that somewhere towards the end something was going to happen that was Forwards, and that could not possible have been filmed in the way that the rest was. Something like with the bottle of wine, maybe. If that had been spilt on the ground, instead of sucked up to the bottle. Just something to make you go "hang on..." and then have to rewind and look for the joins.

That'd be pretty cool, actually. Some magician should try that.
posted by Nossidge at 5:46 PM on March 20, 2013


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