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April 11, 2013 8:14 AM   Subscribe

A videoclip shot from the point of view of a guitar thrown from a plane.
posted by Tom-B (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Love it. Where do I buy the song?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:31 AM on April 11, 2013


I guess they had to retrieve the camera back from the guitar somehow to get the video.
posted by dobi at 8:38 AM on April 11, 2013


Potomac Avenue: "Love it. Where do I buy the song?"

Here are direct links to iTunes and Amazon.
posted by whitecedar at 8:38 AM on April 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


The timing is really good. I wonder if they had to adjust the speed of the filmed descent in order to get the ending where they wanted.
posted by orme at 8:49 AM on April 11, 2013


I didn't realize that El Kabong had attained aerial bombardment capability.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:52 AM on April 11, 2013 [9 favorites]


Hmmmm...I'd be interested to see a "making of." How many guitars would you have to chuck "from a plane" before you got a perfect image of the shadow of the guitar rushing up to meet you as seen through the sound hole of the guitar? And then once the guitar hits the water--where seconds ago there seemed to be no boats and no waves--why is it suddenly thrashing and churning around, giving you sky, sea, sky, sea etc? Wouldn't a guitar just float pretty gently? And then it goes under completely?
posted by yoink at 8:56 AM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Another appropriate song. (Mute the guitar falling video)
posted by maryr at 9:40 AM on April 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, this is the last time I fly Delta.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:40 AM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Na, if it were Delta, there'd be a shark waiting once it sank.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:46 AM on April 11, 2013


It breaks my heart to see them throw away a Perfectly Good Guitar.
posted by surplus at 9:51 AM on April 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've contacted the makers, they say there are "about 20 tricks in the video, in the style of Michel Gondry." Hint: there's a skydiver listed in the credits.
posted by Tom-B at 9:58 AM on April 11, 2013


And they say there's a making of video coming up, so stay tuned to that youtube channel.
posted by Tom-B at 9:59 AM on April 11, 2013


The guitar should have been smithereens upon hitting the water.
posted by Birchpear at 12:05 PM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Dammit maryr, you beat me to it...
posted by Jughead at 12:15 PM on April 11, 2013


I'm not flying United either.
posted by plinth at 12:19 PM on April 11, 2013


Positively smashing and quite bubbly, although I felt my enthusiasm quite dampened as the video progressed.
posted by Samizdata at 1:24 PM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, there was tons of editing in there and effects, but what a good song though...
posted by Skygazer at 12:59 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


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