Friday, September 27, 2013

Passion Pit - "Cry Like a Ghost" Music Video

The music video for Passion Pit's "Cry Like a Ghost" is really amazing, and I can't stop watching it. Directed by DANIELS (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), this music video tells the emotional and confusing story of Sylvia, a girl trying to find her way through different relationships. The amazing part of this video is that the entire story is told through dance. The directing was well-coordinated and planned, as everything had to be timed correctly. The lighting and special effects enhanced the mood and helped tell the story.

Using fast-forward, slow-motion, rewinding, and repeating, Sylvia plunges into several different relationships. The viewer sees the happy beginnings, confusing and unsettling middles, and abrupt and heart-breaking endings to all of them. All through dance.

Tallie Medel choreographed the entire music video and is Sylvia. She graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Theatre Education with an Acting emphasis.

Here's the music video:

You can also take a look at the behind the scenes and hear what DANIELS has to say:

And if you like it a lot, they have an extended cut you can watch that gives a nice introduction to the character of Sylvia through a montage.

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