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Modern Tapes' Caroline by Nir Ben Jacob

Jimmy Brown - 18th May 2011

Following his work on animated videos for The Walkmen and Great Lake Swimmers, Nir Ben Jacob moves over to live action for the promo to Modern Tapes' Caroline - shot in an empty building and punctuated by a performance from dancer Katie Rose Advocat.

Following his work on animated videos for <strong><a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2009/09/07/the-walkmen%E2%80%99s-on-the-water-by-nir-ben-jacob/" target="_blank"><em>The Walkmen</em></a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2010/07/02/great-lake-swimmers%E2%80%99-river%E2%80%99s-edge-by-nir-ben-jacob/" target="_blank"><em>Great Lake Swimmers</em></a></strong>, Nir Ben Jacob moves over to live action for the promo to Modern Tapes' Caroline - shot in an empty building and punctuated by a performance from dancer Katie Rose Advocat. "Caroline sounds like an 80's song from the future," says Nir, "The first thing that came to mind was Flashdance (1983) and purple. The second thing that came to mind was<br/>apocalypse and an abandoned building. The rest sort of fell into place. "Although the song is built on harmonies and dual vocals, Caroline has a really rough edge to it. The challenge was to try to capture that roughness in the overall aesthetic of the video. The glitches, rough visual effects, and shaky camera movements keep the video balanced."

"Caroline sounds like an 80's song from the future," says Nir, "The first thing that came to mind was Flashdance (1983) and purple. The second thing that came to mind was
apocalypse and an abandoned building. The rest sort of fell into place.

Following his work on animated videos for <strong><a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2009/09/07/the-walkmen%E2%80%99s-on-the-water-by-nir-ben-jacob/" target="_blank"><em>The Walkmen</em></a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2010/07/02/great-lake-swimmers%E2%80%99-river%E2%80%99s-edge-by-nir-ben-jacob/" target="_blank"><em>Great Lake Swimmers</em></a></strong>, Nir Ben Jacob moves over to live action for the promo to Modern Tapes' Caroline - shot in an empty building and punctuated by a performance from dancer Katie Rose Advocat. "Caroline sounds like an 80's song from the future," says Nir, "The first thing that came to mind was Flashdance (1983) and purple. The second thing that came to mind was<br/>apocalypse and an abandoned building. The rest sort of fell into place. "Although the song is built on harmonies and dual vocals, Caroline has a really rough edge to it. The challenge was to try to capture that roughness in the overall aesthetic of the video. The glitches, rough visual effects, and shaky camera movements keep the video balanced."

"Although the song is built on harmonies and dual vocals, Caroline has a really rough edge to it. The challenge was to try to capture that roughness in the overall aesthetic of the video. The glitches, rough visual effects, and shaky camera movements keep the video balanced."

Following his work on animated videos for <strong><a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2009/09/07/the-walkmen%E2%80%99s-on-the-water-by-nir-ben-jacob/" target="_blank"><em>The Walkmen</em></a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2010/07/02/great-lake-swimmers%E2%80%99-river%E2%80%99s-edge-by-nir-ben-jacob/" target="_blank"><em>Great Lake Swimmers</em></a></strong>, Nir Ben Jacob moves over to live action for the promo to Modern Tapes' Caroline - shot in an empty building and punctuated by a performance from dancer Katie Rose Advocat. "Caroline sounds like an 80's song from the future," says Nir, "The first thing that came to mind was Flashdance (1983) and purple. The second thing that came to mind was<br/>apocalypse and an abandoned building. The rest sort of fell into place. "Although the song is built on harmonies and dual vocals, Caroline has a really rough edge to it. The challenge was to try to capture that roughness in the overall aesthetic of the video. The glitches, rough visual effects, and shaky camera movements keep the video balanced."

Jimmy Brown - 18th May 2011

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Nir Ben Jacob
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Jimmy Brown - 18th May 2011

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