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Sad song, beautiful video
October 12, 2004 6:24 PM   Subscribe

"The Sad Song" by Fredo Viola. Gorgeously crafted music video made using 15 second jpg movies from a Nikon Coolpix 775 still camera.
posted by arielmeadow (24 comments total)

[This is Good]
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:53 PM on October 12, 2004

fredo rocks. if you like this, make sure to check out more of his work (linked from that page), which is uniformly excellent.

also, on behalf of the fine folks hosting this video at "it's my server...PLEASE BE KIND!" (my site's hosted there too, so don't break it, mefi!)
posted by cathodeheart at 7:27 PM on October 12, 2004

(clicked the link, left for dinner, still downloading)
posted by Peter H at 7:31 PM on October 12, 2004

Yes, I'm sure JdG is sweating. Please be kind. Maybe someone could mirror it?
posted by Espoo2 at 8:31 PM on October 12, 2004

Oh, and of course, the video is stunning. Great great work. Fredo is going places.
posted by Espoo2 at 8:31 PM on October 12, 2004

Coralized Mirror (already marginally faster)
posted by dhartung at 9:15 PM on October 12, 2004

That's a really beautiful video.

I have to indulge myself---I love picking out objects and landmarks in music videos (f'r'instance I would have loved to know what some of the cities in that Michel Gondry video posted a while back were).

It's clear that some of the video was recorded on one of those MTA commuter rail trains---it goes through a station named "Scarborough" (I don't know much about the NYC area, never having lived there).

Also, his bike handlebars look an awful lot like the ones that belong to my own Specialized hybrid.
posted by tss at 9:53 PM on October 12, 2004

Fredo lives in woodstock, NY. It's cool to see em411ers here? Check out em411 for a lot of free and often brilliant music and one of the best online communities anywhere.
posted by n9 at 10:05 PM on October 12, 2004

Good stuff. Thanks.
posted by dazed_one at 10:29 PM on October 12, 2004

Goddamn, this is beautiful. Thank you.
posted by Peter H at 11:12 PM on October 12, 2004

That's really incredible. Clever use of such a low-tech method to make a great video. I just bought a CD off the dude.
posted by mathowie at 11:17 PM on October 12, 2004


me= papergoose @ em411 . Neat to see you here. :)

Fredo is also there @

and while we are killing his server, you might as well check out jdg's music at
posted by Espoo2 at 11:18 PM on October 12, 2004

em411 reprazent, n9 and papergoose, sez airliner
posted by cathodeheart at 11:30 PM on October 12, 2004

i approve. beautiful.
posted by ArsncHeart at 11:46 PM on October 12, 2004

Wowee, this took forever to load and quit almost just before the end but I saw plenty that made me just freakin' amazed.

I'd link to him but I don't want to kill his bandwidth. Utterly incredible.
posted by fenriq at 11:52 PM on October 12, 2004

posted by Happydaz at 12:14 AM on October 13, 2004

Awesome. I was a bit distracted by the fact that I was looking up his nose the whole time, but an amazing piece of work nonetheless. : )
posted by ruddhist at 12:53 AM on October 13, 2004

posted by mr.marx at 12:56 AM on October 13, 2004

The coral cache link above doesn't cache the movie. Here's a direct link to coral cache of movie.
posted by zsazsa at 6:35 AM on October 13, 2004

That is, by far, the coolest video I have ever seen.
posted by psychotic_venom at 8:13 AM on October 13, 2004

very inspiring. good find!
posted by mcsweetie at 9:08 AM on October 13, 2004


And here I thought the video feature on digital cameras (and on the Nikon 775 in particular, as I also had one) was useless. That was frickin' brilliant!

This Fredo is going to support that Fredo with a CD purchase.
posted by fredosan at 2:53 PM on October 13, 2004

That was amazing. I think the more impressive thing really though was the editing.

I actually had an idea to this a while ago, but have no worthy subject. I had suggested it to a friend in a band too, and we even briefly tossed around ideas I think.
posted by sinical at 6:28 PM on October 13, 2004

Torrent worthy.
posted by mecran01 at 6:30 PM on October 14, 2004

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