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"Strawberry Swing" video - RELEASED! (20th July 2009)

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A fantastic Song...listened to it several times on repeat last night & i'm still bobbing my head to its beat!!

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The whole video itself totally reminds me of a trashy Jump ’n’ Run game!

 

Haha, yes! That's what I was thinking too.

 

The video is real awesome and creative. Have watched it only once so far...

 

and yeah, where's the damn dl link so I can watch it over and over again?? :D

 

However, I think I already analysed a few things *g* And maaaan, the end was cool. When the other guys came walking in, and then the person with the dog, as if nothing has ever happend, haha!

Not sure yet what the vid is about though. Countries wanna be hero to save the world? But men feel like acting in a computer game and in truth they just wanna have their freedom and a normal life with their loved ones? Gah, no idea yet!!

 

So yeah, please where can I get a link (good quality)?? :wacky:

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OMG he is always perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Have you interesting stories from the shoot to relay to fans?

Chris Martin didn't seem to pay attention to our little instructional films showing him his movements for the next shot. Nervous glances would pass between us as he blithely said "yep, yep, got it." He didn't want to rehearse either. Absurdly though, he was perfect first time, every time. He has a great memory for movement and good body control. The lengthy handstand he did for one of the shots was unrehearsed and unscripted. We hadn't dared to think that kind of shot was possible (especially in the beginning of the pitching process when we were considering Jack Black for the acting part). On the day we did our wardrobe fitting, Chris nervously came out of the dressing room wearing the superhero costume and told us that he was out of his comfort zone and couldn't really judge how he looked. He looked at us for reassurance and all I can remember thinking was: "Oh my god, we've dressed him like a clown."

Luckily, it looked great on camera, and he made the costume look amazing."

 

 

 

http://www.babelgum.com/coldplay

 

 

Also on the site:

INTERVIEW WITH ‘STRAWBERRY SWING’ DIRECTORS SHYNOLA

 

Jason Groves from Shynola talks us through the video:

Where did the name Shynola come from?

Shynola are a group of friends who met at Art College, then somehow fell into the music video world. The name comes from an expression that we encountered in the Steve Martin film ‘The Jerk’: "you don't know shit from Shinola," (Shinola being a widely used brown shoe polish in pre war USA). In our youthful naivety, we imagined that we were Shinola, and everyone else was shit. Now, of course, we know that Michel Gondry is Shinola and that we're shit.

 

How did you come up with the concept for the video?

The concept evolved from a quite different idea. In our first revision, we pitched an idea based on stories nested within stories. We gradually whittled away all the other bits and were left with the little fairytale in the middle.

Talk us through how you created the video.

We shot it in sunny LA. It was great to get away from London and be in the sunshine for a while. The drawing was incredibly laborious. By the end, the tips of my fingers were all numb and I had worn a weird dent into one finger. They still feel a little odd now, weeks later. However, our discomfort was nothing compared to the uncomfortable poses we made Chris Martin hold for long tortuous minutes. He has pretty good core body strength - imagine having to stay straight as an arrow, balanced on a small skateboard at your waist... It was all pretty nerve-wracking. Shynola has always been 4 people, but late last year our friend and colleague Gideon died suddenly after contracting a virus. So now we are 3 and not so sure of ourselves anymore. On top of that, we hadn't made a music video in 4 years. So here we were, rusty, plunging into a technically difficult shoot, one man down, and it's for the biggest band on the planet! Luckily, we had a great producer, and the label seemed more confident than us that everything would be great. And, as it happened, it was.

 

Is the princess based upon anyone in particular?

The princess is inspired by characters from Winsor McCay's Little Nemo. Originally I designed the girl to look 6yrs old - about Nemo's age, but it was pointed out to me that it might seem a bit strange for Chris Martin to be kissing a child. So she grew up a little.

 

 

Why the evil squirrel?

We've placed bad squirrels in several of our previous music videos. I wish I knew what was behind it. Maybe one of us has a terrible squirrel incident buried in our subconscious.

Have you interesting stories from the shoot to relay to fans?

Chris Martin didn't seem to pay attention to our little instructional films showing him his movements for the next shot. Nervous glances would pass between us as he blithely said "yep, yep, got it." He didn't want to rehearse either. Absurdly though, he was perfect first time, every time. He has a great memory for movement and good body control. The lengthy handstand he did for one of the shots was unrehearsed and unscripted. We hadn't dared to think that kind of shot was possible (especially in the beginning of the pitching process when we were considering Jack Black for the acting part). On the day we did our wardrobe fitting, Chris nervously came out of the dressing room wearing the superhero costume and told us that he was out of his comfort zone and couldn't really judge how he looked. He looked at us for reassurance and all I can remember thinking was: "Oh my god, we've dressed him like a clown."

Luckily, it looked great on camera, and he made the costume look amazing.

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Guest kmm1482
a fantastic song ruined by a really shite video.

 

Just your opinion. In OUR opinion it's marvelous! :D

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Here![/url] :kiss:

 

Thaaanks :kiss:

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You have the right to not like it, but just don't say it's shit, it's just your personal opinion...

 

Btw nice interview ! It's cool to know more about it :nice:

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Well, video is quite good, probably even it is ideal variant as for this song, only if it would be a bit more serious. The best moments, I think, are Chris's flight over a megapolis and his heat over the sea)

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Im not gonna say its shit, but its actually appalling how, once again, coldplay screw up a decent song with an average video, just like LIT2. If they fixed their music videos up, they would be a 100% complete band.

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Im not gonna say its shit, but its actually appalling how, once again, coldplay screw up a decent song with an average video, just like LIT2. If they fixed their music videos up, they would be a 100% complete band.

 

 

Yes, some their videos have the weak relation to corresponding songs...

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I love the song it's really lovely, and the video is very creative , and professional, but it's not really corresponding with the song itself.

 

I was imagining the members of Coldplay walking through a field with the sun shining on them, picking strawberries and eating them. That's just really corresponding with the song.

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I love the song it's really lovely, and the video is very creative , and professional, but it's not really corresponding with the song itself.

 

I was imagining the members of Coldplay walking through a field with the sun shining on them, picking strawberries and eating them. That's just really corresponding with the song.

 

It could be so sweet and nice :rolleyes:

haha) but it would be nonColdplay already;)

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I wanted something more summery and feel-good

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ooh, look at meeee, i live in the UK and i can watch the Strawberry Swing video on tv!!!

 

:rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:disappointed:

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The video isn't bad.... just a bit of a disappointment. I would have liked a music video that actually relates to the song. It's such a great song, but the video does nothing for it...

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