The Magic Of The Music Video! – Blink-182 Month – Always

Welcome to a brand new feature for The Phoenix Remix – as you may know, I am a Video Editor – and one of the things (probably the main thing) that actually inspired me to work in television post production was actually music videos.

Music videos are one of my favourite things in the world and I spent hours and I MEAN literally hours when I was growing up watching them Even now in the modern world, I can find myself getting lost on YouTube watching music videos for hours – it is an addiction. .

To start this feature off, there was only one band that I wanted to choose because apart from being the inspiration of learning the guitar, I think they had a huge impact on my video editing career as well as they way I edit.


Blink-182 – Always

Why did you choose this particular video?

This is a video that I have always been in two minds about – I love the song, the split screen irritates the hell out of me but at the same time it completely amazes me. It is such a strong editing technique that every time I have watched it all I think about is the editing. The time delay, the timing of the movements between Tom and Mark. It is sort of like Marmite a video I love to hate and hate to love.


So, what is the narrative?

The trio’s characters attempt to plead with the girl, trying to repair a damaged relationship, which are depicted through fights, arguments, and “the occasional making-up/making-out. “


Favourite parts of the video?

Reading about this video, it states that it apparently was a really complicated one to film and when you watch it you can totally understand – when you look at the movements between Tom and Mark in the split screens they are so in sync that it is super effective. This was the one thing that used to and actually still does about this video is the synchronicity of the duo and the way it works so well.

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In the whole video the female sections on the screen tend to be nearly pretty much connected the whole time where as the band mates body parts are not – the complication of that as an edit is phenomenal and to me as a video editor it is like watching a piece of art and it does not surprise me that the editor won an award for his work – he totally deserves it.

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Another part of this video I love again is the subtle hints of comedy – whilst the tone of the band altered when Travis Barker arrived and they became more commercial, there is still hints of the comedy factor in the videos and I really love these parts as well. My favourite comical parts include when they are on the bed and the character morphs between Mark and Tom and the bit where Tom falls over into Mark. So clever.

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