More Than a Visual: Owl City’s ‘Meteor Shower’

My video for Coldplay’s “The Escapist” got me thinking. There’s a certain power in video editing. Two shots together might convey one idea or emotion, and the reverse might convey another. I do know that there is a technical term for what I just described…but the name escapes me. Something Russian.

…yeah it’s not coming to me.

Owl City’s newest album Ocean Eyes had just been released, and one powerful track stood out for me: “Meteor Shower.” Short and quiet, right until the crescendo of a chorus. The song  was so emotive. I knew then and there that this song was my next project.

I didn’t have a true concept in mind when shooting this video. Instead, one rainy night, I wandered in and out of my house, getting shots of the rain, the lights going out, doors closing, being alone…I threw them into Sony Vegas and cut out a story. The rain was the meteor shower. My character was alone. The lights were going out.

But the lights were just coming up on one of my favorite videos.

Video: Owl City – Meteor Shower (Music Video)

Date Uploaded: November 15, 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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