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ON THE COVER :: "EXPLANATORY" VIDEO
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ON THE COVER :: "SCRAPBOOK ONE" VIDEO
As we dig a bit deeper into the collection of short films from Electric President, we get to "Scrapbook One." This is a collection of short ideas that were spliced together to create one longer piece. It adds some creepy visuals to short snippets of songs taken from Sleep Well. This is definitely the stuff nightmares are made of. Here is what Ben Cooper had to say about "Scrapbook One."
While Mark and I were coming up with all the visual ideas for these videos, we realized that most of them were short ideas. They might be interesting for 30 seconds or so, but not much beyond that. So instead of stretching the ideas out, we decided to leave them short and just string them all together, like Frankenstein music videos. This first one is the video that I nearly broke my ankle on. It happened during the bit with the swings. I don't know why, but jumping out swings at 3 am, while wearing masks that made it nearly impossible to see, didn't strike me as a stupid idea until the moment my ankle popped out from under me. If you notice on the last jump there, I come out of the swing wrong and I land with my leg at a bad angle. The ankle made an audible pop!, and it left me on crutches and canes for a couple weeks, and a limp for a few weeks after. I don't think I broke it, but I didn't go to the doctor, so I'm not really sure. It still hurts when I go down stairs. I'm kinda bummed out that the camera wasn't just a wink lower, though. I wanted to see what it looked like.