The music video for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is a huge clash of tastes for me. First, I love black and white photography and videography, which I believe partly springs from how I look at life – as black and white, yes or no, on or off. Secondly, the production quality is great and appeals to my cinematic tastes. However, I strongly dislike rap music and feel that this song, in particular, is offensive to the very demographic he is rapping about.
But, be that as it may, the editing skill of Vinnie Hobbs in the final product is amazing. Vinnie was generous enough to give us a look behind the scenes with a timelapse video (after the jump) of his process across the three days of editing it took to compile the footage, edit effects, and present a polished piece.
(Warning: Strong and offensive language in the videos.)
First, the final video…for those who are not yet familiar.
Vinnie’s timelapse is almost a little mind-boggling as to the complexities involved. With layers like this, my workstation would most assuredly flip me the bird and just walk out of the office.
In some ways, it must be a little disheartening to see the culmination of so much time and energy squeezed into a mere couple minutes. It’s like seeing a lifetime of self portraits in a 30-second video montage and completely missing all of the sweat and tears, successes and failures that came between.
As No Film School mentioned, and what also stood out to me, is Vinnie’s use of two timelines throughout the process. As someone who finds it frustrating to drag new clips into a timeline and slice them up while working around existing footage, I think I will have to try this on my next video project.
[via No Film School]