Monday, November 16, 2009

Kiss That Frog

One of the earliest examples of the intelligent usage of CGI in a music video comes in the form of Peter Gabriel's groundbreaking promo for 1993's 'Kiss That Frog'. Directed by maverick VR pioneer Brett Leonard, this colourful, kaleidoscopic mishmash of various marine-related images is a fun-filled, psychedelic rollercoaster ride through a weird and wonderfully surreal aquatic realm, and constitutes solid testament to how a deskbound technology can be judiciously, imaginatively and successfully translated to the more freeform environs of the music-video medium. This revolutionary clip won Gabriel an MTV Music Video Award in 1994 in the Special Effects category, and remains one of the more striking short films in his extensive repertoire.


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