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Director: Andrew Nisinson

Music video for "Dying Alone," from New Collisions' debut LP, The Optimist (10/5/10). Director: Andrew Nisinson.

The concept was this: to have New Collisions perform their single in actual slow motion. It took a week, but the band learned to sing and play along to "Dying Alone SloMo"--the original recording slowed down 4x. Every mouth motion and guitar arpeggio was played at a gruelingly slow rate, "frame by frame."

When the footage is sped up 4x, the band performs at normal speed. They look jerkily animated, like flipbooks of themselves. The background, however, flies past in a blur.

Over seven consecutive nights, director Andrew Nisinson filmed the band in the busiest areas of Manhattan. The final result is a visual depiction of the song's angst, alienation, and energy.

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