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15 thoughts on “because it is awesome

  1. The first thing I wonder is where the heck these things come from. And then it amused me, but … I don’t think I’d try anything like that.

    Why not? I’m not really sure; this sort of thing doesn’t interest me. I mean, it’s interesting, but I’m not interested in doing anything like that. That made no sense, I’m sure.

    It held my attention for the almost four minutes. No problem there; enough was happening. I just never aspired to videography of any sort. Never wanted to make music videos or movies.

    But I can see my son doing something like this when he’s older. He’d love it. He’s very much interested in making movies, videos and such, and he’s a complete control freak, so he’d LOVE a chance to coordinate something like this.

    • Well, you can enjoy something but not want to do it. I mean, I like to listening to political debates but there is no way I want to be a politician. I’m sure the people who put this together would be happy just that it held your attention.

  2. It made me feel disconnected, because I’m not them and they’re not me.

    I’d be happy to take part in something like that, but not to direct it. I’m no manager. ~Miriam

    • It made me feel connected and disconnected. Disconnected because I wish I could participate in something like that. Connected because there are people working together to make art, different people in different places, taking time from their lives–gives me hope for people. Call me naive!

  3. I think that was awesome. But so intricate it made my head swim. I imagined how they coordinated it all. I can barely manage to coordinate dinner with naptime/juice time/bedtime/clean up time/me time.

    What kind of planning makes that possible?

    What kind of planning would make my life make more sense? I’m thinking about this today anyway, so this video just made it more obvious.

  4. 1. My college-age kids would love it.
    2. The video distracts from the fact that the music isn’t that great.
    3. Perhaps knowing the words would make the whole thing more interesting or even moving, but no way to tell for sure.
    4. I’m not as moved by “how did they do that” as other people might be. I know plenty of college kids who would happily spend the time it takes to create the effects, just for the heck of it. I am left wondering “what was the point of that?” So I guess I’m more about content than form.
    5. It did remind me of the extroverted energy and enthusiasm that I associate with being younger. I miss that.

    • I’m moved by “how did they do that” and by “what motivated them?” It had to take serious time and commitment. I’m impressed that people put so much time and thought into something.

      I try to avoid the “what was the point” question. Strikes too close to home maybe. What is the point of my writing? I don’t know.

  5. I thought that was one hell of a trip honestly ha ha. That truely was pretty sweet use of technology, I always wondered how people end up collaborating into stuff like this. It was sort of freakish at some parts but that’s why it was cool. The music tied in with it nice. I thought it was really creative!

    I don’t know if I ever would do something like that, but I probably would if I had someone who knew what they were doing leading it.

  6. I thought it was fun and creative. The lyrics (on the youtube page) add a lot of clarity to the video. Would I do something like that? I doubt it. But, like Darc said, our son probably would. He watched the video too and thought it was totally cool. 🙂

  7. It took me so long just to see the video… As you know, I think, thanks to my employer’s new Web-blockage practice, during working hours I can’t read your blog (or Dennis’s, or any WordPress-based blog, apparently — except my own (?!)), so have to use my “smart” phone. But the latter can’t play YouTube videos — as far as I know yet, anyhow. Finally I thought to email myself the video’s URL. Ha!

    Anyway, I loved the video and so did everyone I’ve already shared it with. (Responses to the music haven’t been that enthusiastic, though.) Remember the “Burning Lines” story from what was it, 6 months ago? There’s something uniquely exhilarating about participating in a group project. Yes, it has its frustrations — but it can also be weird and exciting to see how it morphs over time, and turns into something NO ONE could have predicted (or even known possible) at the outset.

    Which makes me wonder about how this video developed. Sure, the director served as the maestro who pulled it all together. But it’s hard for me to see this as the work of a single mind.

    There are these little electronic gizmos — toys, I guess — which are lumped together as “Cube World.” I’ve given a few of them to The Missus, and she’s placed them around her office at work. Endlessly fascinating to see how the people in the separate cubes interact with (or ignore) one another. The video reminded me a lot of Cube World, only with real people (and close-ups and so on).

    • Thanks for taking the time to watch it. Next time I want to post a video though, I’m going to worry about the trouble you’ll be put through.

      Oh that Cube World looks like serious distraction…

    • I kept trying to figure out the parts with the camera and where people moved from one box into another. Can’t figure out! And I want to know.

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