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NEW VIDEO FOR SWORN ENEMY’S “A PLACE OF SOLACE,” WITH EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTS FROM DIRECTOR DAVID BRODSKY’S ORIGINAL TREATMENT!

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Headbanger’s Blog debuted Sworn Enemy’s new video for “A Place of Solace” earlier today, and director/animator/special effects dude/general madman David Brodsky was cool enough to send us his original treatment for the clip, giving us a glimpse not only into the video’s meaning, but the thought process that goes on behind-the-scenes for a project such as this one. Excerpts from the treatment appear below:

“The entire narrative aspect of the video takes place in the ‘minds’ of ‘narrators’… the ‘narrators’ being the Father and the Son. All of the images shown are either ‘recollection’ or ‘metaphorical fantasy’…

“Who is being ‘wronged’ is indicated by B/W slow-mo faces or graphic in the extreme foreground while the ‘action’ is happening in the background ‘projected on a wall.’ The projection helps to indicate ‘recollection’…

“…For instance, when the kid is stealing money, the DAD is the ‘graphic’ because the Dad recalls the kid as being a thief… when the Dad is digging through the drawer, the KID is the ‘graphic’ because the kid is recalling the Dad being a snoop… and when they are BOTH being assholes they are BOTH the graphic…

“We show the family was ‘happy,’ then the dad disrespects the kid, the kid then disrespects the dad, so on and so forth in slightly escalating ways until they come to blows internally – sort of a way to show that both of them feel the same way BUT for two different reasons… and both ‘dream’ of the other one being dominated in order to achieve their personal ‘place of solace’…

“Both of them have legitimate points and both of them react in escalating ways because THEY PERCEIVE that the other one is being the asshole…

“I want to stay away from the terribly obvious and make something that, let’s say, a son could watch and agree with AND a father could watch and agree with… instead of making it clear-cut who was really the asshole, we wanted to make it easy to sympathize with either character…

“It’s a very real possibility that both of these characters are overreacting to small matters, but then again, it’s a very real possibility that we ALL overreact to small matters depending on the context in which we see them.”

Here’s the vid; like the Brodsky-directed video for Suicide Silence’s “Bludgeoned to Death,” it was edited by Allison Woest. After you’ve watched it, don’t forget to visit David Brodsky/MyGoodEye on MySpace.


-AR

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