Back in the heyday of music videos, I worked on dozens of them in every capacity.
I did both the offline edit and online finishing for this music video of a song by this popular German band, which was a hit in its day and played a lot on MTV. But the real star was the director, Doug Aitken. He went on to become a major visual artist, exhibiting his work in top museums worldwide.
It was a thrill to work with Doug, whose task was to make an American version of the original German music video. Many of the visual effects he achieved in-camera shooting himself with a 16mm Bolex. For example, he purposely threaded the film incorrectly to achieve the “flutter” effect in some of the images.
He was also very open to my experimenting on the edit which was a lot of fun.