Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ke$ha's "Timber" is Terrible

I just watched this twice. What a hot mess. This music video has, at my best count, 359 cuts in 214 seconds of content, averaging 0.6 seconds (about 18 frames) per shot. There is almost no way I could understand what this video is attempting to communicate to me.

The sad thing is, this video has many notable elements - accomplished production design, lush locations, effective choreography, evocative lighting effects, exotic animals... yet the editor seems intent at ensuring we don't get to really see, nor comprehend, any of it.

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