Left Behind

Introduction

“Left Behind” was more commercially successful than both “Wait and Bleed” and “Spit It Out“, reaching number 30 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2002, though it lost out to Tool‘s “Schism“. The track was the first single from the band to reach the Australian ARIA Charts, reaching a peak of #97

The music video for “Left Behind,” directed by Dave Meyers, focuses on a young boy who is first seen cutting up goat in a meat market. He then goes to his dirty, rundown home where bullies throw stones through his windows. The boy pours filthy water on his Froot Loops and watches an old television set which faintly bears the word “Slipknot” in static. The band is shown performing the song in a dry, dead forest which, toward the climactic end of the video, turns to night and is heavily rained on. As the lead single, “Left Behind” also marked the video debut of Slipknot’s new costumes in promotion of Iowa.

There is two versions of the video, a slightly edited version (For airing on TV) and an unedited for the DVD. The edits are both the same, with small changes

The Shoot

In this video clip we can see that the director divided the clip into several scene, which is :

Bicycle Scene

In this scene the boy was appearing  for the first time and everybody was looking at him with the angry faces, the shoot was taken from the mid angle and close up angle.

The boy scene

The boy seems so depressed but he think that everything is okay, in this scene the boy was watching television and his friend was throwing a stone into the boy house.

When we talking about how to taking picture we can learn from this article below

Point of Interest

Locate a primary point of interest before taking a picture. When you’ve found which area is the most important to you, you should compose the photograph to include it. Remember, the purpose of photography is to take a photograph interesting enough that other people want to see it.

Simplicity

Be sure that only the things you want the viewer to see appear in the picture. Your message will be lost if there are too many objects cluttering up the background. Consider using depth of field control to keep the background out of focus if you can’t find an angle or framing to isolate your subject. In this example, the photograph is of a marmot without any distracting scenery.

Contrast

A dark subject will have more impact if placed against a light background and vice versa. Although, contrasting colors can be used for emphasis they can become distracting if not used correctly. This picture shows the dark color of the trees and cardinal contrasting with the sky.

Viewpoint

One way to change a picture drastically is simply by moving the camera up, down, or to one side. Coming up with an unusual point of view is how photographers take prize-winning photographs. The caribou in this picture was photographed from slightly above to give it an interesting twist.

Framing

A “frame” in a photograph is something in the foreground that leads you into the picture or gives you a sense of where the viewer is at the time it was taken. This example shows trees framing a shot of Devil’s Tower. If the “frame” is too sharply focused it could become a distraction.

Balance

Usually, informal (asymmetric) balance is more pleasing in a photograph than formal (symmetric) balance. So, placing the main subject off-center and balancing the weight of it with other smaller or lower impact objects will be more pleasing than placing the subject in the center. The rock in the example to the left is balanced with the lake and the hills.

Direction of movement

It is best to leave space in front of a subject that is capable of moving. Then it will appear to be moving into, as opposed to out of the photograph. The space in front of the buffalo in the picture makes it look like it walked into the shot.

Diagonals

Linear elements (roads, waterway, fences etc.) are usually viewed as more dynamic when they are placed diagonally as opposed to horizontally. In this example the river is moving diagonally.

Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is a principle taught in photography which is based on the theory that the human eye travels naturally to a point about two-thirds up the page. Additionally, dividing a photograph into thirds allows you to achieve the informal balance mentioned earlier. As you can see indicated by the dashes, the squirrel is about two-thirds up.

The connectivity between lyrics and the video (conclusion)

I’ve known
Faces that have disappeared in time
Find me wrapped in glass and slowly soaked in lime
All my friends have pictures made to make you cry
I’ve seen this and wondered
What I’ve done to calcify…

(I ignore you)
As i close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away
(I ignore you)
As i close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away

I can’t stand to see
Your thalidomide robot face
i Don’t even try it!You had to be a liar just to
Infiltrate me-I’m still drowning!

(I ignore you)
As i close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away
(I ignore you)
As i close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(i come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away

Take this away
Take this away
I can feel it on my mouth
I can taste you on my fingers
I can hear you like the Holy Ghost
And kill you if you get too close

(I ignore you)
As i close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away
(I ignore you)
As i close my eyes,
I feel it all slipping away
(I come towards you)
We all got left behind,
We let it all slip away

We let it all slip away (Repeated)4x
We let it all slip,
We let it all slip away
Slip away(fading),(5x)
(Faint Laughter)

This video was have cinematography unsure cinematography (from Greekkinema – κίνημα “movement” and graphein – “to record”) is the making of lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for cinema. It is closely related to the art of still photography. Many additional issues arise when both the camera and elements of the scene may be in motion, though this also greatly increases the creative possibilities of the process. Between the video and the song make a great combination.

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