This morning a flurry of people sent me the link for the new The Vines video ‘Gimme Love‘. Many people pointed out that it was a homage to Sex Bob Omb and the opening credit sequence of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’. Some asked if I thought it was a homage or a rip off? Some asked If I actually directed it. (I didn’t.)
Well, what do I think? I am very flattered.
Was a big fan of The Vines first album ‘Highly Evolved’ in 2002 and indeed loved the Roman Coppola video for ‘Get Free‘ so seeing this makes me smile.
Nice to know that someone was taking notes out there!
If you want to compare and contrast, go check out the ‘Art Of The Title‘ article on our opening sequence, featuring in-depth interviews with me, my graphic wizard of a brother Oscar, VFX supervisor Frazer Churchill and animation geniuses Shynola about how we achieved the effects in our movie.
It also features a clip of the video I did for ‘Summer‘ by Charlotte Hatherley that was one of the inspirations for the Sex Bob Omb opening sequence. So, you’ll see I’m not above ripping myself off.
And finally to show that I myself have done film homage in music video please enjoy my steadicam one take video for The Bluetones, which basically would not exist without my childhood favourite ‘Bugsy Malone’.