19 February 2007

Video For Ray

This music video was made by many people contributing stills and video clips according to a pre-determined structure which, during the video's production, took the form of a wiki at zefrank.com. Unfortunately it seems as if the wiki with all the instructions on how to participate in the shot list is now gone, replaced by collaborator credits.

By soliciting and assembling individual cinematic elements over the internet this work is a pretty interesting collaboration. And while its probably not the first video to be made in this manner, it may well be the most popular ever made.

Ultimately the content of the video is cryptic and low-quality. It is probably more meaningful to the participants than to non-participants. At least the music is somewhat entertaining. Yet the concept begs for a better author to step forward and lead such a project.

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