More a visual poem than a linear narrative, the Stay Gone video, shot stop-motion style one frame at a time, captures the earnest, angst-flavored intonations that epitomize the emo-rock sub-genre the Get Up Kids helped create.
This 2005 music video was shot entirely with digital SLR still images and animated stop motion style (That was back before DSLRs shot video). The most entertaining part about the shoot was having the Get Up Kids perform their track at one tenth the speed while we fired off hundreds of still frames.
We love doing music videos because, above all, they give us a chance to experiment with new visual and technical processes. The Wait For Me video was no exception. It marked the first time we'd shot underwater with the Red One camera, and the first time we'd collaborated with another post house. In this case, the geniuses at Roger. The result, an otherworldly explosion of pop/rock fantasies and lens flares. That's the stuff dreams are made of. (This version is still in process as we finish up some motion graphics elements, but wanted to go ahead and share it.)
Directed by JONATHAN GREEN and BROCK BATTEN
Cinematography by JEFF BIERMAN