Me, Myself, and Coldplay’s “The Scientist”

I honestly could not tell you to this day what possessed me to make a music video for Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” I know for a fact I didn’t know what I was doing when I was filming that one day at the Boston Harbor. I know for a fact that the whole video was a spur of the moment/wing it kind of deal.

And I know for a fact that all I wanted to do at that point in my life was to make a video that honored the song.

When I began to enter post-production for it, I knew the video wasn’t going to turn out very well in the end. The quality was relatively low. My lip-syncing was hardly noticeable at times. I also felt like I didn’t even have enough material to create a video for the whole five minute song.

I almost gave up in the middle of editing, starting from scratch. But I didn’t. I realized that maybe the video was illustrated exactly what I subconsciously wanted to capture. The barely moving lips. The focus on nature and the city. Maybe the bareness of the video was capturing the simplicity of the sadness and poignancy of the song (or so I deluded myself into thinking).

No matter the reason for making the video, the fact of the matter is that it’s gained almost 3,000 views since it’s uploading over a year ago. Someone must like it enough. Something about my video resonates.

I just re-watched it. And now I look at myself differently, both as an artist and as a person.

Video: Coldplay – The Scientist (Music Video)

Date Uploaded: September 11, 2011

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

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