Since 1992, Our Lady
Peace have made the following videos. The band members are always heavily
involved in their concepts and editing, though they have said that the
downside to videos is that it can limit the level of personal interpretation
of a song.
These are just music videos...for
video interviews, go to my interview page
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*Notice how most of them seem to have a
Click on the song name for a clip, courtesy
once again of ourladypeace.com.
Out of Here
(if anyone has a copy or a clip of this on their computer
PLEASE let me know so that we could work something out!)
An independant video done as a student project. Drummer
Newell is in this one, before Jeremy came along.
NOTE: The definiton of Starseed is "the genetic
mingling of humans and aliens"
"We did a show, a small show with some fans
and we would play a song, a few songs then
do Naveed, then play a few more songs. It was really fun for us, just to
be able to... it was very relaxing.
And we just told George do what ever you want to do with the other stuff.
In the end it came out pretty good."-Jeremy
NOTE: The characters on Raine's guitar are
Persian for Naveed
Dead - Canadian Version
Filmed in a FREEZING cold abandoned
Toronto warehouse. The boy in the video, Ryan, has his own band called
"This video is meant to have a dark side to
it. Even though it looks like an average video, it is very
serious. It is about media manipulation." - Raine Maida
"We co-directed our `Superman's Dead' video
(with George Vale). Most of the concept came from us. I was sitting with
George basically the whole time when we were doing the conceptual stuff
and in terms of the storyboard behind
the lyrics." - Jeremy Taggart
NOTE: "Superman's Dead" was voted "Favorite
Video." At the 1997 Much Music Video Awards
Dead - American Version
"We did another one for MTV, only because
Columbia Records down here in New York liked the first "Superman's
Dead" video but they wanted to put more band footage in it and, conceptually,
it didn't fit with the Canadian version.
We felt it would compromise the integrity of it so we said, "Forget it,"
and we didn't want to kill the video
and its meaning just for more band footage, and we just did another one."
- Raine Maida
Matt Mahurin (illustrator/photographer/videographer)
After the shoot, the actor in the video had
to be sent to the hospital. The water heater broke and he ended up with
Raine Maida, Mike Turner, Duncan Coutts and
"We'll sit around and talk about the concept for
a video and then explain it to a director. Then we'll
get it on paper and everything looks fine, but it kept happening over and
over that the final product was nothing,
or it fell very short of the vision that we saw in our head. Finally, with
"Automatic Flowers," we were touring
the States, it was really hectic and we were talking to all these directors
and thought, "This is just gonna happen
again." So, we said, "Forget it. Just book us some time and we'll do it
ourselves." And I think we're happier
with it." -Raine Maida
"We've done enough videos now, especially for
this album, that for this video, in Canada, we really just wanted tokeep
things really simple, just us in our rehearsal room. So we had that concept,we
wanted to include some of the artwork, and we were just sitting around
talking about this and figured let's do itourselves." - Raine Maida
"Sometimes, with directors, it's a difficult
task to get them to see what the band's
seeing in their head, and there's a lot of compromising going on, so for
`Automatic Flowers', just wanted to
direct it ourselves."
"If you essentially need that (Edgefest sized
crowd) to perform then you're doing it for the wrong reasons. Soit's a
pretty honest video I think that way. We didn't want a lot of edits. We
didn't want something that lookedreally expensive. It's a very cheap video,
compared to what we've been doing. It's just over $30,000. I don't evenwant
to tell you some of the budgets we've just done. It's kind of disgusting."
- Raine Maida
"We're just really excited about doing a video
that, so far, the footage we've seen has been great. It's really about
people seeing us for what we are, without
a lot of smoke and mirrors. It's either you like the band for what we do
"It's a plum simple one" - Mike Turner
pictures from the shoot are available from ourladypeace.com, here.
While in L.A. in early December, Our Lady
Peace spent 2 rainy and windy days filming this video. The concept is a
collaborative effort with Tony and OLP. Rumour had it that they were going
to make another video for 4am, by choosing another director with an artistic
slant on the song. This no longer looks probable.
One Man Army
Mark Kohr (director of many of Green Day's
videos along with some Alanis Morissette)
Filmed around July 29th 1999 now released
Man Army Video Shoot pictures from OLP.com
Just thought that
this was funny, and would fit in...
Taken from Campus
Canada (by Cindy Waxer/February 1997)
"With songs, whatever we hear in our heads,
hopefully we can get close enough to that on tape," explains
Maida, on the verge of adopting a conspiratorial tone. "With videos, what
we see in our heads might be difficult
to present because... a director always has their own kind of movie that
they want to do."
"But, I thought you were open to interpretation..."
"Yeah, absolutely. But umm, shit," he replies,
his voice trailing off.
"See, she caught you there but I think I got
ya, I think I got your back here," chirps Turner, the band's resident philosopher.
"The video, like Raine said earlier, really reinforces a single interpretation."
Alison - email@example.com