Yesterday, while watching Dream Warriors’ “My Definition of a boombastic jazz style” video-clip, I was amazed about the visuals used in that video. The clip prominently features (besides a lot of colours and pantomime) the (artistic) use of a focal depth of field. I didn’t have to look too long to find the director’s name: Tarsem Singh. Apparently, he also directed R.E.M.’s “Losing my religion”, which features similar used techniques as the one made for the Dream Warriors. Like it or not, both video clips are amazing and compelling works.
I also found out that Tarsem Singh is the man behind the movie “The Fall” (2006), a movie which video trailer was just recently released and (I believe) the movie will probably be showing in a theatre near you really soon now. As expected, “The Fall” has all those features that made the previously mentioned videoclips stand out. Reviews are mixed: from good to bad.