This week Swedish twee pop band The Concretes released a dark and lovely video for “Crack in the Paint” off of its new album WYWH. I couldn’t find any info on the footage used for the video, but it definitely has some kind of cool, Ingmar Bergman-y / Guy Madden-y / found footage-y feel.
Earth to Echo
Found-footage sci-fi film is a weak echo of earlier, better efforts
I’m on a Boat
“The River” on ABC
Apparently we are not, as a nation, over that whole “found footage” thing. Obviously, after the chart-topping release of the theatrical superhero flick Chronicle and the successful debut of the jungle-clad horror series “The River,” America is still perfectly happy to watch handheld shaky-cam footage of stuff they can’t quite see happening. From The Blair Witch Project to Cloverfield to Apollo 18 to The Devil Inside, Hollywood has worked long and hard to turn “shot-on-video faux documentary” into a genre—mostly because it costs next to nothing to make.