Shadow of the Day Video Premiere

Discussion in 'News' started by Astat, Oct 15, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CHW42

    CHW42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0



    I think the real thing behind the video is that the world is gonna end...like that other guy said. It all makes sense...

    1. War Zone
    2. The Fire
    3. 11:55 PM + 4:49 song...almost to 12:00 AM, hence the album name Minutes To Midnight, referring to the doomsday clock.
    4. What I've Done showcased how much LP thinks the world is gonna end
    5. Who knows...maybe a nuclear bomb gets dropped in the video...but ya just don't see it ;).
     
  2. thesungoesdown

    thesungoesdown It's like I'm paranoid..

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    23




    I know but why would LP make a video about the world ending? Chester's intro commentary he said that the song gives them a feeling about losing someone in death, so it would make sense to talk about suicide or the sudden loss of somebody with the video, the world ending doesn't really make sense with what the song was trying to convey from the beginning...

    I think the setting is not as straight forward as it seems, i think its more of a metaphor for whats going on in Chester's head. Why is it that hes walking down the street and is completely unharmed? Why is it that hes the ONLY member in the vid? There was a purpose, and by just having Chester is has more to do with 1 person, not the world.

    If I had to bet I would bet on that, but as I said earlier I can be way off , but thats my 2 cents ;)
     
  3. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    0



    Chester possibly represents the average person in modern western civilization. He doesn't care about whats going on around him because he can't do anything to stop it thus he is unharmed. It is emphasized with his waking rituals - he has his own life and he will commit to that life to survive. He rather represents the modern western world, because there is a clear debate on whether we are civilized.
     
  4. Tech Artist

    Tech Artist Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0



    Pretty good video. I love the feel of it and the theme to it. Definitely fits the song. Nice work LP!
     
  5. agapong

    agapong New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0



    I'm a little disappointed actually because the ending was really anti-climatic. Like you expected something happen but instead its just him emoing. And for a song like shadow of the day I actually expected some sort of interesting plot about breakup, but instead its a war video that is is frankly a little aimless. I know the gloomy, fragmented nature of the world in the video captures the feel of the album but...it doesn't capture the essence of the song or make me want to watch the video like 97432079 times like I did for papercut or numb. Bah lately I've been having to search for reasons to like the joe hahn's videos instead of being totally stoked at the first watch.

    Chester alone was an interesting choice though. But it would have been cool for the band to make cameo appearances. Like heyho thats phoenix throwing a molotov at rob! Or dang is that...brad's afro?
     
  6. Dedicated

    Dedicated LPA Addict LPA Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2003
    Messages:
    15,038
    Likes Received:
    9



    Personally, I think that the video was awesome. In parts, the sfx was a bit overpowering but in other parts I feel it worked really well.

    I feel that this video is one of the strongest the band has done. Mainly because I feel that there's something to it that most of their other videos lack. It seems to have some direction, unlike OSC, Papercut, Faint and SIB.
     
  7. The_Cool_Cow

    The_Cool_Cow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    0



    In my opinion, this is LP's worst video (tied with BIO). The opening was completely unnecessary and boring, and it did not improve much once he went outside. I mean, they dont give you a reason for everyone to be rioting. I think it would have more impact if we knew what was going on. Also, the sound effects really distracted from the song.
     
  8. silve2

    silve2 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    0



    Love the song, love the video. Chaz is awesome!
     
  9. minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    12,710
    Likes Received:
    1,599



    "from the inside" didn't give a reason behind the rioting. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Rahat

    Rahat Nyeh LPA VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    24



    i actually like this video,big improvement from bio but it would have been nice to see the rest of the band in there too
     
  11. Fear

    Fear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0



    People seem to not like the sound effects, but for me, they made the video so much more powerful and awesome.
     
  12. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    41,877
    Likes Received:
    2,341



    One big QFT right there.
     
  13. Beca

    Beca Plug in baby.

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    0



    Wow i forgot they were making a video for this lmao. The vid is awesome.
     
  14. Minus

    Minus ohai LPA Addicted VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Messages:
    18,573
    Likes Received:
    960



    Squared.
     
  15. Fleur de Lys

    Fleur de Lys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2007
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    20



    I think it WOULD have been a great video if Chester slowly turned around when the high pitched part of the guitar solo came and you saw the band standing behind him playing and the sun rising in the background. And as the suns light touches the people they drop their weapons.
     
  16. mcpancakes

    mcpancakes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0



    :lol: that would have been so cliché I would've...I don't know, but I'd do something if that happened.
     
  17. User Name

    User Name Angry Marines. Always angry, all the time. >:C LPA Super Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2003
    Messages:
    7,045
    Likes Received:
    0



    Cubed.
     
  18. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2002
    Messages:
    41,877
    Likes Received:
    2,341



    Blocked.
     
  19. My Violent Heart

    My Violent Heart Transmissions echoing away.

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0



    [​IMG]
     
  20. Deewy

    Deewy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0



    [​IMG]
    :rolleyes:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page