Video Archive: Godley And Creme 1985

Godley and Creme here from 1985 talking about the making of The Police’s Wrapped around your finger which was one of the first (if not the first) video that combined normal speed music with slow motion visuals achieved by getting the musicians to mime to their own record at double the speed and filmed at double the speed so that half speed slow motion affects the visuals on playback. It’s easier these days to see how the original shoot looked. If you’re at all curious I’ve speeded up a section of that video here though thanks to modern digital audio the music is heard here speeded up but without the pitch change that would normally occur.

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