Friday, April 04, 2008

Video Vault: Orbital, The Box

Time-lapse video is one of the oldest and most overused cliches in the history of filmmaking, and the last refuge of the unimaginative. It looks groovy at first, but it wears thin fast.

Here's a video where it works. One of the reasons it works is that the focus is on an actual human being, even if she does look like the sister of The Man Who Fell To Earth, with most of the rushing cityscapes relegated to the background.

It also fits well with the song, which isn't much more than an updated ride on the Trans-Europe Express.

All in all, I would much rather watch this for four minutes than Koyaanisqatsi for an hour and a half.

1 comment:

D.B. Echo said...

My Bloody Valentine

September, 19 2008 at ATP New York - Kutshers Country Club
Not Available , Monticello, New York NY 12701
Cost : $225 -Three-Day Festival

All Tomorrow’s Parties Launches ’ATP New York’ September 19-21 Three-Day Festival For full details visit:

That's a little steep to see just one band...but it's MY BLOODY VALENTINE!