Life In Reverse: “Stoned” by Dido

My “Life In Technicolor” video pushed me into a deep abyss of interest in the art of music videos. I decided to continue my pursuit into fun music videos…on Easter Day 2009 no less. Not kidding. My family was eating great food. I was making fun videos.

Looking back on it, that’s all this video was: fun (for the most part). I did take some more leaps and bounds with this one though. Dido’s lyrics made me want to explore how to weave a thread between language and visuals. Essentially, the one line “when you’re stoned, baby, and I am drunk” drove the structure of this video…as you might guess. I experimented with visual reversals and glows to create the feel of a mind out of control or in a separate place.

I also experimented with lip syncing. Key word: experimented.

“Stoned” was actually my first video to gain a relatively good number of comments and likes on YouTube (for an amateur). With over 2,000 since it’s upload, I’m quite impressed such an amateur video actually was found on a YouTube search at all. Kudos to me? Nah. Kudos to YouTube searching and Dido’s fans.

Now, I allow you to get “Stoned” with me.

Video: Dido – “Stoned” (Music Video)

Date Uploaded: April 26, 2009

Note: The video is blocked in Germany. My apologies fellow Germans. Not that I have anyone from Germany reading my website…at all. Just throwing it out there.


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