DIMMER. SEED

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Dimmer is the musical project of Shayne Carter who had been in the bands The Bored Games, The Double Happy’s and The Straitjacket Fits. Dimmer marks a more electronic approach to composition, performance and recording for Carter than in previous bands and he has collaborated with various musicians to realise his musical vision. Dimmer have released 4 albums and a number of singles including “Crystalator”, “Evolution” and “Getting What You Give”.

This is the music video for “Seed” from the album “You’ve Got To Hear The Music” by Dimmer.

Monochrome animation which begins with birds following a train as it speeds through the landscape.

"Gary has made three animated videos for Dimmer and I think they've all been beautiful pieces of work. He obviously has a thing for travel as they've featured, variously, trains, planes, ships, wagons and featureless people just...walking. He once did a clip for Shihad too. That had cars. But I've always seen songs as journeys. He obviously does too. I think there's a lot to be said for musicians being involved in the making of their own clips as well. If anyone should have an idea or a picture in their head of what a song is about then surely it's the people who've made the music. All my favourite dimmer clips have been conceptualised by either Gary or myself. They just seem on the money when so often when you've handed the responsibility to someone else they're either twisting some idea they've always had to fit your song or they just get it wrong. But Gary's train theme really suits seed. Like the music it's straight on down the line with a couple of fucked up diversions on the way. I wondered whether he was getting the drummer's revenge by having the train go thru my head but if you know what the song is about - which both Gary and I do - then it makes total sense really..." - Shayne Carter in conversation with Roger Shepherd, 2008

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Year 2001

Reference number F110208

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Music video

Duration 00:03:59

Production company Sony BMG

Credits Director: Gary Sullivan
Funding: NZ On Air
Musician: Shayne P Carter
Band: Dimmer

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