The official video for Beck's "Bit Variations in B Flat" (Interscope 2005) which is an 8bit remix of "Girl" from the Guerro album. Directed by Wyld File.
We were going for a little more melancholy feel on this video (the third in the trilogy we did for Beck); a drifting astronaut hallucinates in sensory depravation, dreaming of his love back on his planet.
Start: We are flying through outer space, just above a space craft. The view is just above the head of the pilot, so you see his back and out the front window of the spaceship alternating with a close up of his helmet and you see objects in space flying by in the reflection of his helmet bubble. The space itself looks like early PC screen saver graphics emulating the Star Trek warp speed effect. The pilot of the craft is an anthropomorphized cat.
The verses of the song feature animations floating at high speeds past the cat's spacecraft and slowly fading fragments of memories and hallucinations from spending too much time stranded in space. The animations are sentimental reminders to the cat of a love lost or a time gone.
Transparent Sentimental Space Memories:
Young military cats playing
Making out with a computer
Sexy cat beach
Roses made of drugs
Candy hearts with mixed messages on them
Meeting the black president
Cross-section of human skull revealing circuits inside
Realistic human heart made of diamonds
A hot tub with hippies in it
A really cool made-up musical instrument
Pot of shit at end of rainbow
The chorus' feature the cat floating in space towards another cat. They meet in the middle and try to kiss but are obstructed by their helmets. The end zooms out to reveal the two space cats are just pieces of a chess board being controlled by an evil robot god/nerd.