Ratatat Stock Footage Video
Posted by Scott
The video for Ratatat’s new single Drugs is absolutely horrible, which is exactly what they wanted. Carl Burgess scoured the depths of the Getty Images archives and pieced together this string of painful moments set to music. The recycled mediocrity vibe is strong and there is a fair amount of uglification going down via some video post. I have to imagine someone involved in this project is a big Tim & Eric fan, and perhaps watched one too many Aphex Twin videos.
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thehalvo says:August 12, 2010 at 1:12 am
That was a painful watch indeed, although I did get some good laughs out of it.
Alex Nassour says:August 12, 2010 at 4:29 am
Lots of awkward faces, very funny.
Blake Barton says:August 12, 2010 at 5:39 am
Jason Warth says:August 12, 2010 at 6:00 am
OMG this is amazing!!! HAHAHHAAAA! What a riot!
Brian Warren says:August 12, 2010 at 6:15 am
Wow, that was super painful to watch, but I couldn’t stop. I loved it but I never ever EVER want to watch that again.
Nice find Scott!
Chris says:August 12, 2010 at 6:18 am
I couldn’t even finish it!
mg33 says:August 12, 2010 at 7:07 am
Well, I think it’s hilarious.
georg says:August 12, 2010 at 7:36 am
reminds me of this timid tiger video,
where they used and imitated stock-photography and -videos.
Design Police says:August 12, 2010 at 9:04 am
So many poorly-fitted shirts, sooo much kaki, sooooo much bad hair – i love it! How did you manage to get all of my clients to volunteer for this?!
减肥药哪种好 says:August 12, 2010 at 9:17 am
Chuck says:August 12, 2010 at 9:45 am
That’s it! I am going straight to Getty to download this groundbreaking stock footage. Simply incredible raw emotion captured here! Wowsers!
Thomas says:August 12, 2010 at 10:16 am
Luke Dorny says:August 12, 2010 at 10:19 am
drew kora says:August 12, 2010 at 10:27 am
Ha! Incredible. At work we often run across the stock video on Getty and iStock — and we’re always like “who will actually use this stuff?” Well, now we know.
Shelby says:August 12, 2010 at 10:38 am
The ladies face at 1:16—is it just me or does that ladies face look permanently stuck on iChat’s pinch face video preset?
Mackenzie says:August 12, 2010 at 11:37 am
Pretty good. Seems how there all on that gray screen… lets give to Eric Wareheim and see what happens!
matt says:August 12, 2010 at 11:45 am
haha, the quality at least looks nice.
Kevin Terry says:August 12, 2010 at 11:48 am
What a great idea.
shant s. says:August 12, 2010 at 11:54 am
definitely saw the windowlicker monster in there somewhere
rent says:August 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm
The best music video of all time!
Kyle says:August 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm
This chick looks like she has that Photo Booth effect applied: http://drp.ly/1wHQ2M
NAVIS says:August 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm
WTF @ 2:57.
Garrett Byrum says:August 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm
hahahaha this is the best video ever!
Michael says:August 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm
Wow, i never knew how excited I could get when Tim & Eric and Aphex Twin are mentioned in the same sentence. You just made my day
David says:August 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm
I see whats going on, but can’t help to think the amount of effort put into this is merely a waste of talent and time. Didn’t really care to watch this.
With that being said, I’m sure there are a lot that think the same thing about the programming on Adult Swim. (of which I am a fan of)
Graham says:August 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm
I dig the originality and I don’t find it painful at all. If you think that was messed, check out the vid for MIA’s “born free”. Be warned, it is very disturbing and was taken down from youtube. But one of my favourite clips of all time.
thetypebeast says:August 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Remember PLEIX? http://www.pleix.net/films.html
staygold says:August 13, 2010 at 12:21 am
I am sorry, but the creativity and originality of this clip is just close to zero in my eyes. I do agree there is potential in the use of stock footage for a video work, but if the concept and the realization stays as shallow as the source – it’s wasted. They added cynicism, that’s all. Poor Eric, poor Aphex to be thrown in one pot with this…
Kevin A. says:August 13, 2010 at 5:08 am
uhh… am I the only one that noticed that weird-ass head?
Peter Hoang says:August 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm
Looks like most of the clips came from this Getty Images collection: http://www.gettyimages.ca/Search/Search.aspx?assettype=film&artist=Post+Holes+RF
cmh says:August 15, 2010 at 8:05 am
bad drug trip.