2010 mtv vma / indoob picks – best editing


I’ve found editing to be very relaxing. I’ve never had the pleasure to put together a music video, but I imagine it to be fun to put music together with shots of video or pictures and to retell a story. It’s all about the music and promoting that music, right? Well, it should be. And this is the category to show who has the BEST EDITING for a music video.

  • I’m not arguing against Eminem’s return here with “Not Afraid.” There is some very good editing going on in this video, piecing together the state of mind and feeling of emotion the artists involved want you to feel. Winner? I don’t know. I’m leaning towards no. But the recognition is definitely worthy.
  • I’m only getting annoyed with having to keep typing “Lady Gaga” and “Bad Romance” when really from the beginning I should just say “assume Lady Gaga is nominated.” In any event, here she is yet again. And again I say this video is at the top of it’s game with just about every aspect a video should be, editing included. Might end up the winner, but hopefully not.
  • I would like this video to win, Miike Snow’s “Animal. Interestingly enough, I never knew this song had a video until recently, and I didn’t know the song was as new as it was. I heard it on a This American Life podcast and decided to download the song. The video must’ve been hard work to edit. But this I think show’s the best editing, putting together all these shots on beat, so crisp and yet, seamless? Not seamless in the sense that you can’t tell where a cut is hidden, but in the sense that these cuts belong and feel natural to the song and what the song is about and how you might even imagine the video to look like. It just flows. But again, major credit to the editor matching it all together.
  • It’s nice to see Pink nominated for something. The video “Funhouse” is grungy and dirty and kinda looks unhappy, but the song is about unhappy times. The editing work isn’t bad at all, but I feel maybe this video could’ve been better suited in the Best Female category? I like Pink and at least it’s not the only time this video was nominated.
  • Lastly we have Rihanna with “Rude Boy.” I don’t particularly care for the song and was a bit shocked once I listened to the lyrics (while a little girl was singing it, no less). As for the video, it does catch the eye, does it not? Colorful, bright, and again, a prime example of what fun editing can be and how it can enhance the listener and/or viewer of the song. But please, let’s not corrupt our children too early, okay? Thanks.
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in awards, music video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,501 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on WordPress.com
September 2010
S M T W T F S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
Blog Stats
  • 30,411 hits
  • 148. millenial checkmate June 11, 2021
    DISCLAIMER: This, unfortunately, is another episode with audio issues particularly in the latter half of the show. We apologize for the inconvenience if you have trouble hearing/understanding.  In this episode, Sterling learned that he's not as young as he used to be and the importance of stretching. Another Word Watch article about obscure punctuation […]
  • 147. bat-crap cray bray May 26, 2021
    Sterling and Kortney are here to buck the trend and end the cliches... or at least discuss them and if they truly are cliches that need to retire. Sterling also rehashes ideas for ice cream, and cereal, and why they need to join forces someday. And lastly a big thank you for your continued support in listening, donating, and sharing this podcast. More ways t […]
  • 146. felicia the sandwich May 14, 2021
    Sterling plays a new game with Kortney called "Florida or Floridon't" and attempts to freak her out with the legendary footballfish. A question about birthdays; and a cautionary tale and a PSA regarding Zoom calls that apparently still need to be heard in the year 2021.
%d bloggers like this: