Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two Artistic Videos: "Little Talks" and "Le Voyage dans la Lune"
I have been meaning to put this incredible video up. The song is "Little Talks" by the Icelandic indie/folk/pop band "Of Monsters and Men." It was released the end of the summer 2011 and the video released in February 2012. I saw it when the song was released last year and just fell in love with the video due to it's artistry and creativity. It tells a story of a fantastic voyage with five sailors (the members of the band) from an airship in peril. The sailors are saved by a beautiful mythical flying creature (from the band as well) who in turns saves them from various horrific monsters. They then help her get home.
I love the song and the basic story line but the special effects are what just thrills me! Think old school fantasy but not overdone like so many of the computer animated films of today. It is just so well done. I hope you like it as much as I do.
"Of Monsters and Men's" video has an old style special effects aura about it which reminded me of a very very old movie, the first science fiction silent movie produced in 1902. I see what could be major influences from "Le Voyage dans la Lune" ("A Trip to the Moon") by the famous French director Georges Melies. Watch his movie below and see if you can see any comparisons. Everyone interested in film should watch this movie as it is considered a classic. If anything, these two videos/films will definitely entertain you.