Sunday, April 5, 2009

21st Century Storytelling 2.0

Another inventive narrative form which could only have been done in these modern times has the added benefit of being a rather crafty parody/homage, too.

Tomas Nilsson created this video for a school assignment. It's a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood through the lens of the music video for "Remind Me" by Röyksopp. I did not know of the song or the music video prior to viewing Mr. Nilsson's project. I believe this might have helped entrance me - the freshness of the method used to convey a story. Even parodying the idea of "details." Naturally, viewing the Röyksopp song's video brought a whole new appreciation. Mr. Nilsson found a different but similar song (a feat not so easy in and of itself, I would imagine) and flawlessly recreates the style to his own ends. Bravo.

A few words on Röyksopp's song and video: Their tune stuck in my head. Bravo. The video reminded me of the film Koyaanisqatsi. Quite well done.

I'll leave it up to you which one you want to experience first. [As if I could have really stopped you from making your own choice anyway. :) ] Enjoy.

"Remind Me" - Röyksopp

All of the YouTube links I could find said 'Embedding disabled by request' so I will just give you a link here.

Little Red Riding Hood - Tomas Nilsson

21st Century Storytelling 1.0

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