Grizzly Bear’s Two Weeks

What do you think? I much prefer this imaginative fan made video by Gabe Askew (below) over the official, professionally produced one posted on You Tube.

(via Motionographer)


  • http://www.keithlango.com keith lango

    This version is orders of magnitude more interesting/appealing/intriguing. It makes me want to watch and listen more. The ‘official’ one makes me want to turn it off.

  • http://trevour.blogspot.com Trevour

    It was definitely cool, but I still prefer the official video. You know a video is good when you watch it several times in a row. However I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch Gabes’ version multiple times. The official reminds me of the good ol’ days of ’90s MTV – something right out of Alternative Nation or 120 Minutes.

  • AlphaTom

    There’s something creepy and mesmerizing about the original, but I definitely prefer Gabe’s version. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Mike

    the official one made me want to fast forward to see if anything interesting was going to happen. gabe’s version was entertaining all the way through.

  • http://iggyk.blogspot.com IggyK

    By far am I an animator, but I thought it was well done. Fit the folk/experimental/indie genre that is Grizzly Bear, an had a nice pace that kept up with the sound very nicely. The camera handling was also good since these type of “on-rail” type of motion usually makes me feel a bit nauseated. The rendering (texture, lighting, etc.) is also rather charming. Better than the original I say, the original really does nauseate me.

  • mintonmedia

    Don’t you EVER get tired of being right, Jerry? This is not only a better concept, but better executed…and makes the song itself far more appealling. 3 out of 3 ain’t bad.

  • Toby Prince

    I was a big fan of the original before I saw this. I have to agree with AplhaTom saying that there is something very creepy and mesmerizing about it that keeps me watching. The Gabe version was great piece, very imaginative and very entertaining, but for me I think I will stick to the original.

  • Killskerry

    I agree completely I love the one you posted its a beautiful concept and wonderfully executed. It reminds me alot of the fantastic music video done for Super Furry Animals “its not the end of the world” one of the best music videos i have ever seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUoc6Wv72cs

    (The songs not half bad either)

  • http://rauchbrothers.com Mike Rauch

    This has nothing to do with your question, and it might just be me, but the opening seems incredibly similar to the Jackson 5′s “Ready or Not”.

  • Celia

    I have to go with the Patrick Daughters’ version. Normally I prefer narrative over concept videos, but I found Gabe Askew’s video overly “busy”.

    Don’t get me wrong, Gabe’s version is a visual feast. Simplicity wins in this case.

  • http://www.switchbladecomic.com rorschach

    Definitely Gabe. No question.

  • http://bibi.org/box Bibi

    I was just coming to suggest it :) I didn’t know the official video, and to be sincere the faces on the official video freaked me out (I know that’s the idea, but I didn’t like much).

    It’s a very nice song and for me it worked much better with the animation.

  • Iritscen

    Wow, I was just wondering the other day if people make fan videos because I had some ideas floating around my head for a couple. This guy is so professional it almost discourages me! But seriously, I definitely prefer this version. The original makes the song feel like it’s 20 minutes long, in Gabe’s video it almost goes by too fast because you are enjoying the sights so much.

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    The official video is better. There’s a great malfunctioning angel/demon robot thing going on. It has a pleasantly horrific edge, It “feels” right, and it makes the song listenable. It derives great power from simple manipulation of eye position and movement.

    The animated version has a lot of nice stuff in it, but it doesn’t conceal the basically irritating nature of the song. It doesn’t fit the mood, whatever that is.

    About the fan version… somebody did that much work for free?

  • rockynotbullwinkle

    I wondered if this was a rejected version or someone trying to get their work out their to be seen.

    I think its great. The other video although also well done bored me.

  • http://tomboycomics.blogspot.com Emily

    I was amazed at how much work went into the fan-made video, truly amazed–but a lot more intrigued by the waxy live-action slow-moving version. And yes, I think it suits Grizzly Bear’s unique sound better.