Mary' by Sparklehorse
is an unofficial music video for 'Saint Mary' by Sparklehorse.
The film was done using my Dad's old slide projector from the 1950's, with a
bit of after effects cheating. The projector allowed me to have two slide cases
a time, and each of them could have three layers within them so I could change
the focus of the lense between each layer. I was only actually able to do
on a couple of shots though. Here are some of the slides I made for the video...
It's really fiddly work, especially the paper cut outs, but I was encouraged
to keep at it by some of the early images I was able to get out of the projector.
I love the cross hatching style, and the first flickering, jumpy tests I did
I was free to concentrate on the story to a certain extent, and just let the
do most of the work :)
The narrative (such as it is) came from a combination of the lyrics of the song
itself, and vague memories I had of one of the short stories in Ray Bradbury's
year or so ago. I had no great plan for the story though, it just kind of evolved
as I was making the images and figuring out what the hell the next shot should
be. It seemed to work out ok, I think...
projector I used
from the top and
of acetate through, which is how I did the scrolling trees at the start.