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November 10, 2009 6:28 AM   Subscribe

Music video for Snake featuring giant stompy robots invading Uruguay. Short film sans band. Behind the scenes.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Love the Mars Attacks homage.

How common is it tp incorporate sounds from the action of a music video into the music itself? Most videos play the song exactly the same as you'd hear it on the radio, so it always strikes me as being really jarring to hear sound effects layered over it. They do it in this one too, for example.
posted by hermitosis at 6:44 AM on November 10, 2009

I don't know that it's that uncommon. In Weapon of Choice you can hear Christopher Walken's tap shoes at times during his routine.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:28 AM on November 10, 2009

Needs more crabcore.
posted by kcds at 7:54 AM on November 10, 2009

Interesting--saw the non-snake version of this a couple days ago. I prefer the non-snake video, if only because I like Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
posted by Decimask at 8:29 AM on November 10, 2009

Por qué????
posted by LordSludge at 8:40 AM on November 10, 2009

It's still acceptable to use shaky-cam in rock videos?
posted by thylacine at 9:08 AM on November 10, 2009

I wanted to like it because hey, giant stompy robots. But all I took away from it was that Fede Alvarez doesn't like Montevideo.
posted by lekvar at 9:11 AM on November 10, 2009

Reminds me of Earth Defense Force 2017.

And much better sans band.
posted by daHIFI at 9:42 AM on November 10, 2009

I've been there!
posted by matildaben at 10:20 AM on November 10, 2009

So what this proves is that "videographers" when given a fast lens and a movie-recording DSLR will demonstrate the following:

1) an inability to reliably rack focus
2) a lack of knowledge about what a neutral density filter is for and when one should use it
3) that owning a copy of Color doesn't grant the wisdom to use it well

Yes, your favourite video sucks. At least it doesn't use faux HDR, although I'm reliably assured that's coming to video next week.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:26 AM on November 10, 2009

Just after the song started and the guy got out of his car to stare, I thought the first robot footsteps were the beginning of a beat track, and I thought that was neat. Then they didn't do that.

And I wanted the building they blew up that I can't remember the name of to transform into another robot just before the missiles hit.

Also, a pony.
posted by Evilspork at 11:55 AM on November 10, 2009

I liked how the robots fought their way into the city just so they could turn into GIANT CLANKY BOMBS.
posted by awfurby at 4:43 AM on November 11, 2009

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