Linkin Park - Wretches and Kings Music Video

Chaos. Uprise. Anarchy. This video was created with inspiration coming from the message from the new single "Wretches and Kings" from Linkin Park. I composed this video with the collaborative efforts of a couple friends of mine in an attempt to creatively demonstrate an underground voice of the people who are agressively demanding the need to take action and push towards working cooperatively towards regaining authority from the hierarchy of the government and wealthy who have heightened control over the world as a whole.

The principle theme of this video is the faceless voice of the people. I didn't want the faces to be completely visible so as to emphasize the idea of a concealed proletariat. I used thematic colours that I find acentuate and intensify the emotion of the music. Close captures, movement and facial expression are the elements I focused on the most in the development of this video; to create a piece that has an underground feel although still having pop-culture accessibility through the use of Linkin Park's music.

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Actors

Sam Young

Justin Everest

Lydia Jenvey
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Software -

Adobe After Effects CS5

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5


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Camera -

JVC HDD Everio
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Music -

Linkin Park

Song -

Wretches and Kings
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LP Site - linkinpark.com/​

JE Site - justineverest.com

Lyrics:

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all" -Mario Savio

To save face / how low can you go
Talk a lot of game but yet you don't know
Static on the way / make us all say whoa
The people up top push the people down low
Get down
And obey every word
Steady getting mine if you haven't yet heard
Wanna take what I got / don't be absurd
Don't fight the power / nobody gets hurt
If you haven't heard yet then I'm letting you know
There ain't shit we don't run when the guns unload
And no one make a move unless my people say so
Got everything outta control
Now everybody go

Steel unload / final blow
We the animals take control
Hear us now / clear and true
Wretches and kings we come for you

So keep pace / how slow can you go
Talk a lot of shit and yet you don't know
Fire on the way / make you all say whoa
The people up top and the people down low

[ From: metrolyrics.com/​wretches-k... ]

Get down
And I'm running it like that
The front of the attack is exactly where I'm at
Somewhere in between the kick and the hi hat
The pen and the contract
The pitch and the contact
So get with the combat / I'm letting 'em know
There ain't shit you can say to make me back down no
So / push the button let the whole thing blow
Spinning everything outta control
Now everybody go

Steel unload / final blow
We the animals take control
Hear us now / clear and true
Wretches and kings we come for you
Steel unload / fire blow
Filthy animals / beat them low
Skin and bone / black and blue
No more this sun shall beat onto you

From the front to the back and the side to side
If you fear what I feel put 'em up real high

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Copyright @ Blue Candy Productions / Justin Everest 2010 (Video Footage)

All rights to the music are from Linkin Park @ 2010

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Comment by Justin Everest on November 7, 2010 at 9:34am
Thanks! Really glad you guys enjoyed it!
Comment by danny corona on November 7, 2010 at 9:10am
sick video
Comment by Renis on November 6, 2010 at 1:57pm
You got the point of the song.I totally agree with you time for action has comed.

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