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May 5, 2015 8:17 PM   Subscribe

In keeping with sweet music videos evening here on Metafilter, please take a moment to appreciate the sheer number of hours and sore thumbs it must have taken to make Son Lux's new video for Change is Everything.
posted by Lutoslawski (11 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Not my favourite song of his (which is probably Rising), although I bet when I hear it in context of the album it'll make me love it. But that is a great video.

Side-note - if you haven't heard his collaboration with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti, called Sisyphus, go do so now. NOW!
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:14 PM on May 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thank you for posting! I have not had a chance to watch this and this is a great reminder.

Ryan Lott makes a lot of amazing music and I am really excited for this upcoming album and tour.
posted by mountmccabe at 11:25 PM on May 5, 2015

Dear lord! The building number of pin holes marks exactly how much effort went into making this video.

I love music videos, i love animation, I love this post!
posted by hippybear at 2:34 AM on May 6, 2015

posted by fungible at 4:55 AM on May 6, 2015

The effect was beautiful and I would love to see the sheets of paper at the end of all that. I wish, though, that they had worked a bit more on what they were trying to accomplish with the animation -- it seemed more proof of concept. Like, I realize that flawlessly animating a rotating 3d wire frame WITH PINS AND STRING! is amazing, but why do it so much? Amazing work, but I wish they did a bit more with it, as I'm sure they might if they try something like that again.
posted by klausman at 6:25 AM on May 6, 2015

surprising they chose that song and not the amazing Give In And Give Out. But still, awesome.
posted by Theta States at 6:46 AM on May 6, 2015

I spent forever making a seagull string art piece as a kid, so I can say without a doubt that this must have taken a very, very, very long time.

Really cool idea.
posted by orme at 8:17 AM on May 6, 2015

Worth mentioning: this video was directed by Nathan Johnson, brother of director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper, Star Wars Episode 8). Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux) and Nathan Johnson collaborated on the score for Looper, actually.
posted by sleeping bear at 9:13 AM on May 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Worth mentioning: this video was directed by Nathan Johnson, brother of director Rian Johnson

Which must make him brother-in-law to Karina Longworth, whose podcast was recently featured on the Blue.
posted by hippybear at 10:04 AM on May 6, 2015

Director Nathan Johnson narrates a making of video, courtesy of NPR.
posted by mtVessel at 9:31 PM on May 6, 2015

brother of director Rian Johnson

Cousin, actually.
posted by Mothlight at 12:45 PM on May 8, 2015

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