Shoot The Image – “Lithograph” Music Video

Shot by director Olaf Blomerus on a 7D with the Dynamic Perception MX2 DollyEngine, this video weaves a quilt from cityscape shots of Portugal.

According to geek.com, the video is a collection of time-lapse photographs made to look as though each shot was simultaneously sped-up and slowly panning: “The use of the dolly can be seen throughout almost the entire video is what gives the series of still photos the perception of movement.”

When Blomerus is not concentrating on the beauty of park benches or natural reflections in water, the presence of instruments as still life, with the occasional ghostly flicker of a band member, ties the video back to the fact that music is actually the centerpiece, not beautiful cinematography.

There are some ways in which the video becomes a bit slow and some more inventive editing certainly could have gone a long way. Nonetheless, still a great watch and a clever undertaking.

Directed by Olaf Blomerus;
Cinematography by Jess Blight.

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Vivian Hua is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, as well as a master of globetrotting for free and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Marshmallows – while not really food – are one of her favorite foods, especially if they are freezered, stale, or fire-toasted. She doesn’t want to space travel, really, which is an unpopular view these days. Her design work, astrological chart, and other crap can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net.
  • Olaf

    Love the shout out and feedback. Shot in Toronto and Vancouver, not portugal… although that would have been nice. ;)