Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
The video primarily uses a birds eye view, wide angled fish eye lens, and shows Dizzee on a planet rotating, as if he is walking. There is no clear narrative except that he is appears to be a bit 'Bonkers' to meet the tune of the song, lots of fast paced close ups are used, with an almost jerky camera, although this is the just the fast paced tracking I believe.
The video also focuses on a party scene, where Dizzee is performing, and these shots are again fast paced to meet the scene and song, as well as reverting back to a birds eye view of him singing at many times, highlighting him being the primary focus of the shot. In other parts, the video shows him in a blue room, or in a security camera style shot with blur, wearing different colours to match the wall. These shots are to explain the narrative, if any, that he is going insane therefore seeing things diefferently and possibly more vividly.
There is also a appearance from another character at times, in a close up, presumably Armand Van Helden who is appearing as he is featuring on the track. The video is quite vivid and there are many brief shots in it, however the shots of him in a fish eye lens are quite long, with Dizzee in different outfits and using many props including dumb-bells, almost highlighting how his mind is changing. Thisnvideo is designed to involve the audience and ultimately make them want to dance, and it is used in may clubs around the country, although in this day and age it is already seen as outdated.
Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - Bonkers from bezzle on Vimeo.