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- Posted on Oct 6th 2009 1:15PM by Joshua Ostroff
Directed by Anton Josef, who also helmed the Dears' 'Money Babies' clip, it was actually shot with a digital SLR still camera rather than video. The choice was inspired by surrealist photographer Jerry Uelsmann, who did the intro to the '90s 'Outer Limits' TV series.
"[Josef's] vision and inspirations are at the complete opposite end of mine, which is what I needed," Bajada tells Spinner. "Anton was speaking of magical shots, mystical environments and special effects. I'm more of a Woody Allen-type. Anything I've ever watched on the silver screen was very realistic and dialogue-heavy. No Elves. No spells. No spaceships and power plants in the sky."
"Playing the guitar at 8AM in the cold rain while sitting in a beat-down boat are not my idea of fun," he adds. "Neither is getting stuck on a miniature island. The inflatable raft Anton had earlier purchased was blown away and floated off as I was lip-synching along to the final chorus of the song.
"But long, cold, wet, tedious days of shooting will result in a lush, warm, gorgeous, epic video."