You've all seen first person or POV videos at some point -- but the new Biting Elbows music video is something else entirely. Continuing with the Insane Office Escape Series (insane is an understatement), Ilya Naishuller (who is also in the band) directs another video with balls-to-the-wall non-stop action -- giving movies like Crank a run for their money. Using a first person perspective, our hero fights his way through seemingly endless waves of suit-and-tie bad guys, with a little bit of teleportation thrown in for good measure. Check out the decidedly NSFW video below:
If you missed it, here was their first video:
There aren't any BTS materials that I can find except for this video:
Here is a decent look at the GoPro helmet rig being worn for the video:
While the frame rate certainly seems like 30, there is definitely an immediacy to the shots that is incredibly engaging. There are hundreds of cuts in these videos, but I think what's most impressive is how seamless they feel. There are a ton of clever tricks that help sell some of the more ridiculous shots, but there is also quite a bit that even professionals might think twice about doing.
What do you guys think? Can you spot some of the clever tricks and cuts that help sell some of the more difficult shots?
Link: Biting Elbows -- Website