UNDER THE INFLUENCE

June 2nd, 2013 by Glendyn

I was a 14 years old when I first saw Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompei. It blew me away then and it still does now.

The clip below has been such a strong influence on me as a filmmaker over the years. I like the pureness of it all. It’s more about capturing the energy that is there, rather than trying to fabricate what isn’t. It’s about tapping into the essence and documenting it in the most unaffected way.

It’s funny how random things inform and inspire what we do. It’s usually (and hopefully) such a random mix of things that the culmination of them all manifests to become something new and not derivative of the sources.

One week into shooting Puberty Blues 2, I’m drawn back to have another look at Echoes. This clip is like a compass to me. If you want to cut to the chase, jump to 6:30… Magic happens.

Do yourself a favour and watch the whole film here… (Directors Cut!)

2 Responses to “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

  1. Thomas Baricevic Says:

    This is love! I can’t tell you what it feels like to ne troubled or puzzled by a comment or a series of events that have happened in that particular day. I will put this track on. I am immersed into that special zone and I come out again clean.

  2. leigh ivin Says:

    I was just saying the other day that this clip, along with ca plane pour moi by plastique Bertrand are possibly the best video clips of all time…

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