Coincidentally, I watched this for the first time eight days ago.
Castor Troy wrote:I feel the intent of this video was to really bring the audio to life through the use of video, so you're not just hearing the song, but also "viewing the song with your eyes". I don't think I really made any sense there, but after reading ErMaC's description, I think that was his intention.
Actually, that makes perfect sense to me.
It sounds like the basis of sync. You could say you are, among other things, "viewing a song with your eyes" when you watch a dance, because the sounds in the music are translated into visual dance moves, and it's all about flow. Heavy-sync AMVs work the same way.
And it's pleasant to sit down to sync something and think, "How can I make these clips dance?" whether you're working on a hyperintense action vid or a peaceful sentimental or anything.
NOW as for the video itself.
I have watched it twice only, yet I find it interesting that it is so easy to tell exactly what the editor's techniques were, despite the abundance of overlays and quickly flashed clips. I suppose it's the fact that the editing itself is rather simple, using only four different techniques to sync to the music (see ermac's comments for the list), and repeating them as the song repeats.
I suppose the editing style is meant to make the video hypnotic. Repetition, like a watch swinging from side to side. Lack of thought-provoking material leaving the mind to wander. I can see how it'd work on some people.
Perhaps it's my overanalytical editor's brain at work, but unfortunately all I can think about when I watch this is sync-schemes.
So, I am INDIFFERENT to Soul of an Angel.