Thursday, March 22, 2007

[EXCLUSIVE] ''How High?'' - not enough. + H&M

The plot was there, the storyboard was there but the video was never shot.

Rumors about a video for the song "How High"('Confessions on a Dancefloor') were running around way before the "Confessions Tour" was on the road. Now it's time to put some truth to these stories.

Madonna had 3 potential directors in mind for this project, among them previous tour videos director, Dago Gonzalez and Choreographer Jamie King ('Sorry'). Location was chosen and the sketches for the video were made. The concept, which was divided to 3 parts, presented Madonna getting ready for a show, walking on what seems to be a runway, surrounded by camera flashes.

Here's a brief description of the video by its storyboard:

The video starts with words like 'Fame, 'Fortune', 'Star' etc. running in glitter letters over a black screen. The next shot is Madonna walking on hills; in the frame you only see her legs walking and the camera follows them till it stops and shooting her from the back. In the next part, she sits down in front of a mirror with 4 hands attacking her for make up and hair, while she starts singing "It's funny…". She gets up from her chair, pushes their hands and starts walking in a corridor which leads her to the stage.

Throughout the whole video you see cuttings from tabloids and press showing Paparazzi images, gossip headlines and some tragic events like Princess Diana's car accident.

Due to probably lack of time, this idea was in the end changed and they re-edited the 'Sorry' video for the remix, which made it to the show.

We sure hope she uses this idea in the future!



Olga B. said...

Sounds intersting =).

Marie-D. said...

Hi Cloud,
How are you?
what a pity!!! the video would be beautiful to watch! (as all the madonna's video!)

For the video of "Hung Up", i've read that at the beginning, David Lachapelle was supposed to be the director (but it changed) is it right? and if it's right, do you know why? because i've seen some pictures of M taken by him, they are gorgeous!!!and M is soooo gorgeous!!! i hope that they will work together once again...

Have a good rest, and hello to Tamara

Joy said...

Cloud, I'm not sure you'll get this post because the last couple of posts I made didn't post (user error, I'm sure!).

I'm glad I missed all that action, whew!

Anyway, on the subject on Madonna's videos, I'd like to know: what is your favorite Madonna video?

How about all of you? There are sooo many, I know. But any one that stands out for any of you??