You will appreciate the comments are entirely subjective for this sort of video.
I'm glad I stuck with it as the section 2.30-2.40 was well worth watching.
There are a few other images which I found really strong and some of the repeated images worked well in an effort to bind the whole thing together (the "line drawing" effect, the Union Flag)
Overall though I thought you used far too many different effects which really gave the film a disjointed feel, and whilst many effects seemed to work well in an arty way, many others failed.
In particular I didn't like the pinch/fisheye effect (made it look like a skate vid). Also, I'm not a fan of repeating an image in four quarters of the screen - unless you're going to treat them differently (per the Andy Warhol Marylin)
But as I say, it's purely subjective. And it's given me a couple fo ideas. Thanks for posting.
Yep thats a good title and it had me thinking about it a lot as I watched it. But that is not a bad thing actually. I always try to watch a film without reading other peoples comments first otherwise I surrender my own first impressions.
My first thought was that you were trying to produce a pop video interpretation of the song. Then I began to think you were simply experimenting with the special effects in your editor. Then I thought, why would you post that? I then gave up thinking about why and concentrated more on its visual appeal.
I like some of the effects a lot and others a lot less. You re-use the same clip a lot but then again does that matter in a piece like this? At first I thought it was wrong and then changed my mind. The titles were a bit dodgy.
One thing the film does have though is a great track and fantastic pace which suits the music very well.
If the 'Why' is to practice editing skills, it works. As above, I think the repeated use of the same clip is overdone, but that is a personal opinion.
The one thing I did hate was the wonky horizon in the cycling shots. Only works if it's done deliberately rather than the accidental occurances that these appeared to be!
Overall a reasonable excercise.