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Two stunning minutes of MTV Though, you'll only see it in South America.
posted by parmanparman (53 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
also good, from S4C
posted by parmanparman at 7:03 AM on September 2, 2007 [3 favorites]


That really looks like it should be a Deerhoof video to me...
posted by Aversion Therapy at 7:09 AM on September 2, 2007


you'll only see it in South America.

That's not true. I just saw it on the internet.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:23 AM on September 2, 2007 [4 favorites]


Heh. Those kids sound like they are having sex right after the 26 second mark.
posted by phaedon at 7:31 AM on September 2, 2007


That makes a pretty good unicorn chaser. Also, I love how all kids, of all cultures, sound pretty much alike.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:37 AM on September 2, 2007


No they don't, phaedon! Shame on you!
posted by arcticwoman at 7:37 AM on September 2, 2007


Cool. Teaching MTV-watchers about the law of entropy. Everything you know and love is in a constant state of decline and we're all dying a little bit every single moment. Why don't you spend the precious little time on this earth watching more culturally irrelevant television.

Full disclaimer: I'm jealous of youth, bitter & at work on a Sunday. *shakes fist skyward at floating animals*
posted by slimepuppy at 7:49 AM on September 2, 2007 [4 favorites]


Vid didn't do too much for me (thought it was 90 seconds too long) but I loved the music. Anyone know who did it?
posted by dobbs at 8:10 AM on September 2, 2007


Oh Sagas did the ident
posted by parmanparman at 8:16 AM on September 2, 2007


If it could have been shortened to just the turtles at the end without any frantic children I would have loved it.
posted by frobozz at 8:16 AM on September 2, 2007


I loved the music. Anyone know who did it?

David Kamp
posted by carsonb at 8:20 AM on September 2, 2007 [5 favorites]


Hmm, the link's not working for me.
posted by Neilopolis at 8:23 AM on September 2, 2007


Didn't think very much of the video, either. It just didn't flow into each section nicely enough for me.

You kind of drift with the animals, then *CLUNK* you are somewhere else, drifting with the animals. The fake focussing thing also seemed out of whack with the overall intended effect, too.

Meh.
posted by Brockles at 8:26 AM on September 2, 2007


A lot of the shots just reminded me how much I'm looking forward to Season Five of Battlestar Galactica.
posted by lekvar at 8:26 AM on September 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


you'll only see it in South America.

Latin America != South America.
posted by signal at 8:26 AM on September 2, 2007


Two stunning minutes of MTV

That's it? The clouds were pretty and went with the dolphins, but it was hardly stunning and in fact somewhat irritating i.e., do SOMETHING dammit.

On the other hand, this made me smile this morning.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:27 AM on September 2, 2007 [5 favorites]


The S4C one was good, mind you.
It kind of reminded me of watching the school of Dolphins swimming along on PLanet Earth last night.

Although I do think it was a shame that they didn't all crash into each other at the end and make up the London Underground tube map... That would have been cooooool...
posted by Brockles at 8:32 AM on September 2, 2007


Meh, it's no Dayvan Cowboy music video.
posted by Nelson at 8:34 AM on September 2, 2007


Verr├╝ckt is nothing like this, but you probably won't see it outside Germany.
posted by furtive at 8:44 AM on September 2, 2007


Yeah, I guess showing something somewhat resembling a music video on MTV these days could sort of be considered "stunning".
posted by yupislyr at 8:58 AM on September 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


Thanks carsonb.
posted by dobbs at 8:59 AM on September 2, 2007


On the other hand, this made me smile this morning.

On no, not the drumming Gorilla again!
posted by ericb at 9:03 AM on September 2, 2007


In my heart of hearts, I know that the glow turtles will make it to the moon.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:07 AM on September 2, 2007 [4 favorites]


The glowing turtles were cool. If the video was 30 seconds long and had only the glowing turtles and the cool music, I'd like it a lot more.
posted by alona at 9:24 AM on September 2, 2007


If MTV's content reflected their marketing, oh what a world it would be.
posted by pokermonk at 9:32 AM on September 2, 2007


That's awesome. Can someone make a screensaver out of that thing?
posted by mathowie at 9:34 AM on September 2, 2007


I dug it. I, too, long to return to the day when MTV was actually an outlet for creative people, instead of a endless look into the lives over oversexed teenage actors.
posted by fungible at 9:58 AM on September 2, 2007


"lives of". Mefi needs an edit function.
posted by fungible at 9:58 AM on September 2, 2007


that was pretty great, but lekvar: WHAT season of battlestar galactica are you looking forward to?
posted by shmegegge at 10:01 AM on September 2, 2007


I know it's an advertisement, but I really like the sony bravia commercial
posted by nile_red at 10:06 AM on September 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Can someone make a screensaver out of that thing?

Your wish is my command.

This is a Quartz Composer file, so Mac OS X is required. Drop it into your ~/Library/Screen Savers folder. You'll need download the "mtv_sagas.mov" QuickTime H.264 file from the original link and drop it into the same folder as well. It's not very processor efficient, but it's pretty to look at.
posted by pmbuko at 10:33 AM on September 2, 2007 [3 favorites]


Holy fuck those kids screaming was annoying.
posted by Muddler at 10:38 AM on September 2, 2007


Just screensavered the 5 lines loop, too. Requires the "s4cLoop.mov" file in the same folder. Neither screensaver has audio.
posted by pmbuko at 10:47 AM on September 2, 2007


Meh, I've seen more interesting MTV bumps in the U.S. It seems like the only part of the station with any creativity.
posted by delmoi at 10:59 AM on September 2, 2007


Reminds me of one of those loops they play on aircraft entertainment screens when you are just starting to taxi. Was expecting to hear "Cabin crew: doors to automatic" in there somewhere.
posted by rongorongo at 12:08 PM on September 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


pmbuko, thanks!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:59 PM on September 2, 2007


...This S4C loop... It's a turbulent love story about the blue and pink lines right?

...or am I just imagining things...
posted by Laen at 1:01 PM on September 2, 2007


Meh. Entertaining visually for a short time, but the most boring music I've ever heard. The G major scale intervals 3-1 repeated over and over, with a simple diatonic B -A- G as a bass part. Sounded like something Phillip Glass might have written as a four-bar exercise at age 12.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 1:19 PM on September 2, 2007


That's fucking interesting man
posted by poppo at 1:22 PM on September 2, 2007


it's no Dayvan Cowboy music video.

Whoa! I believe that's footage from the famous Joseph Kittinger jump. Also used in this Pelican video (although maybe that's a fan piece.)
posted by gwint at 1:26 PM on September 2, 2007


gwint, previously on Metafilter. I'd have to say it's my favorite music video ever - not so much for the recycled Laird as for the post-leap shot of the balloon cage twirling empty in the hard sunlight.
posted by anthill at 1:33 PM on September 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Meh? Meh? M-e-h?

No. Can you imagine spining the dial, past "Doctors Love Each Other and Do Something in Hospitals", past "Lawyers Outraged and Vainglorious" past "Dastardly Crimes Solved", and seeing this?

I was watching it and thinking "This is what should be on TV. For at least ten hours a day..."

< derail
recently on (German) TV there's a channel that is off the air when I turn on the TV (admittedly very late at night) and all that's displayed is a little 'Windows' window in which is written - "We'll be right back."

I'm all for that, anything to disrupt the relentless high-gloss lacquer of M-E-D-I-A and remind people there's a tremendous amount of other shit they could be thining about...

/derail
posted by From Bklyn at 1:54 PM on September 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


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posted by grahamwell at 2:00 PM on September 2, 2007


thinking about...



dammit. And I've been trying...
posted by From Bklyn at 2:12 PM on September 2, 2007


Whoa. That must be what it's like inside the heads of the guys from Sigur Ros.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:16 PM on September 2, 2007


Latin America != South America.
posted by signal at 10:26 AM on September 2


*sigh* yes, less and less people know what South America is these days.

I just saw a bit of that on MTV, in my TV, in Mexico. So no, you will not *only* see it in South America.

/derail/: people, please, if you want to group, say, Mexico plus Nicaragua, Brazil, etc., it is NOT South America. The first country would be in North America, the second in Central America, and the third in South America. The correct term would be Latin America.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 2:43 PM on September 2, 2007


Did anyone else find the sound of little kids yelling to be unbelievably annoying?
posted by KingoftheWhales at 3:45 PM on September 2, 2007


Oh, but I liked the video
posted by KingoftheWhales at 3:45 PM on September 2, 2007


Did anyone else find the sound of little kids yelling to be unbelievably annoying?

Yes, apparently, but I found the whole thing beautiful. I'm happy to say I'm still not jaded at 43.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 7:28 PM on September 2, 2007


Turtles all the way up?

Or down?
posted by preparat at 12:52 AM on September 3, 2007


Well, I thought it was a nice video - thanks for posting it!
posted by adrianhon at 6:48 AM on September 3, 2007


Funny, it made me think of the book jacket to Larry Niven's The Integral Trees.
posted by phearlez at 7:36 AM on September 4, 2007


So, in a fair fight on neutral ground, who would win; floating leafy giraffe or floating leafy rhinoceros?
posted by quin at 12:13 PM on September 11, 2007


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