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:iconduble:
Duble Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
@05:41so awesome. must've been a ton of rehearsing, for reversing ; )
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Macgo Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconankkutza:
@02:50i love the idea of him walking forward and everything else is backwards :D you made him walk backwards so the video will show up like this? it's very nice. good job :hug:
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:iconintricate-illusion:
@05:42Wow, this is really great. The atmosphere of the video and music compliment each other and everything flows together so nicely despite it being so backwards, and it's amazing that it was only done in one take.

Great video. :thumbsup:
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Siowified4Christ Jun 22, 2009  Student General Artist
@00:29This is so creative!
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:iconjessrocked:
@05:35how did you do this effect???
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:iconbriansun:
briansun Aug 25, 2008   Photographer
@00:31very inspiring and creative.
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:icontermagen:
@02:02oh noes, where did his head go!

i like what you do with the tracking and zooming out, but its very ...up and down.
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:icontermagen:
@01:49from the part where he gets up to this point, there is quite a dramatic change in lighting and it looks like it goes over and under exposed in one movement which strains the eyes to keep the detail in his face.

good work anyway, especially if this was what you are aiming for :)
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The-music-of-hands Feb 3, 2008  Student Photographer
@02:14This is simply amazing. I cannot say anything more because I have no words to speak.
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:iconpavlovhadgeenkat:
@00:07Truely. One of the nicest things I've seen in ages.
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rhiannon-rings Jan 28, 2008
@00:41lovely and simple, I love this
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:iconhomersimpson134:
@02:19hold on how did you make the little girl..... weirdly interesting! i like!
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:iconchildhoodlover:
ChildHoodLover Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
@03:31it's really cute :)
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:iconthe-czir-chronicler:
@04:26I don't know if you meant this or not, but there seems to be a massive gravity around the guy. As if whatever is weighing on his mind is affecting his outside world. It seems like his footsteps are weighed down as well. Then again, it might just be that everything behind him is in reverse. I'm not really that sharp.
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Alannah-Hawker Jan 28, 2008  Student Photographer
@03:05Can anyone tell me what the song is please? :(
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:iconleeinlimbo:
leeinlimbo Jan 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
@03:10Nice music selection. It adds just the right touch of ambiance to the piece.
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:iconjonezzz:
@04:28you've got a beautiful effect here! congratulations!
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PirateNilly Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
@02:25Was this whole film done backward? If it was, wowie!
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:iconeternityice:
@00:21(To me) this has a really deep feeling to it, undo the happines, erase the smiles..

Wow!
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:iconjdbartlett:
@00:15I think the mood you've created compliments Stone's song nicely.

The first time I watched it all the way through, I kept wondering what kind of expensive video layering tool or camera train you'd used to keep his walk from bouncing out of time with the camera shake! Maybe it's early and I haven't drunk enough coffee to not be stupid yet, but it didn't occur to me to "just" have him do the whole thing backwards until I read your comments. A sleight of hand like that is great direction!

Silly little curiosity, but are these copyright symbols being chalked (er, or "unchalked") here?

Just wondered if you were throwing in some subtle social commentary.

Great work!
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:iconhundredfires:
@01:38This is just awesome! I love how the music started!! Woohoo!
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:iconcerebrate-industries:
@04:17holy crap. He's SINGING backwards. AMAZING.
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:iconflisk:
@02:06Probably the best backwards walking ive seen! They normally look so awkward...
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:iconkrappyshots:
@00:37Oh nevermind, it changed as soon as I un-paused lol I feel dumb. I got the impression we could make notes for different parts of the film (since it says pause to make an annotation).
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Director: Kevin Maistros

Production Notes:
Shot entirely in one take, without cutting. Song was played back at two and a half times the speed in reverse to achieve a backwards, slow motion effect. Christian Stone had not practiced this song in reverse and had only heard it for the first time at twice the speed in reverse the morning of the shoot. A small note for trivia is that Christian Stone is also the guitarist for the band, "Puddle of Mudd", but writes and records his own music which can be found at [link] The boy in the video is Christian's son, Gabe.

Credits:
Kevin Maistros - Conceptual Development, Production, Direction of Photography, Editor
Marieke Hogan - Conceptual Development, Art Direction
Matt Yang - 1st Assistant Director, 1st Assistant Camera, Assistant Editor
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This is the perfect example of creativity and talent combined. A most original idea, perfectly executed. And I totally love the photography direction. See for yourself. Sunset Junction by ~kmdigital ( Featured by O-Uaglione )
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SansVisageDA Dec 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very good, nice work, it's beautiful! :)
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:iconduble:
Duble Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
@05:41so awesome. must've been a ton of rehearsing, for reversing ; )
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faceitgirlx Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@05:41Again, you have done a great job. I love your videos.
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:iconcandyfreaaaaak:
I just love the song, amazingly nice done. What name does the song have?
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:iconloverz116:
somehow i got your comment so i guess you did it accidentally. haha.
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Macgo Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconthereflectionist:
I watched the video backwards and the audio normal. It almost work either way! Love the video.
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:iconankkutza:
@02:50i love the idea of him walking forward and everything else is backwards :D you made him walk backwards so the video will show up like this? it's very nice. good job :hug:
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