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The Polyphonic Spree “Running Away” Video

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The new Polyphonic Spree video was just released and it reflects a dearly underutilized method of visual arts. The director Hal Samples took over 70,000 photos over the span of ten days and used the collection to create a still motion effect. Though the technique isn’t new it is given new light when presented as a backdrop to The Polyphonic Spree’s overwhelming soundtrack.

The best example of this visual technique that I’ve seen comes as Sia’s “Breathe Me.” Co-Directed by Sia (Furler) and Daniel Askill the video uses 2500 Polaroids to create a dazzling on screen effect – it is most definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.