Sunday, April 25, 2010

Coldplay's, "The Scientist,'' and Danny Wilson's, "Second Summer of Love"

Both these videos keep me up at night. Well, not literally, but I think and ponder how the crap they were made. I mean, it seems simple enough, right? Record the video forwards, play it backwards and put the music to it. But how on earth do they get the mouths of the folks to sync up with the track going forwards when they record the video forwards. Because if they record the video forwards and they sing the song forwards, then when they reverse it, their mouths would be moving backwards and unable to sync with the music track!

The only explanation is they must learn the song backwards. BUT HOW DO YOU DO THAT?!??
There's an article in an MTV magazine saying Chris Martin (of Coldplay) learned the song backwards and it took him a month.

There's either magic afoot, trickery abounding, or just sheer ignorance on my part because it very well is possible they learned the songs backwards.

We all know the story of the little boy who asks a turtle, an owl, and a host of other beloved cartoon forest creatures, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?" Well, I will have to throw in my hat and echo the ever resounding and relevant words of the omnipotent and wise narrator, "The world may never know."

The Scientist (Coldplay)

Second Summer of Love (Danny Wilson)

1 comment:

  1. Mute Math did a similar video called Typical. It blew my mind: