Monday, August 07, 2006


While your average card-carrying MTV generation member would immediately identify Norwegian pop institution a-ha with the era-defining Rotoscoped "Take on Me", the video for their very first single from 1985, what most people don't realise is that they have produced even more compelling visual fests ever since.

One such engaging promo is for the title track of their 2002 work "Lifelines". The entire video takes place at Børfjord, a semi-deserted fishing village in northern Norway, and uses ingenious time-lapse photography shot at 50,000 times the normal speed to show the passing of the seasons and the effects on the environment.

Anyway, a picture (or in this case, a video) is worth a thousand words, so have a look at the clip.


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