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Offline kandii  
#1 Posted : 09 September 2013 09:48:30(UTC)
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Album : This Is Yasmine
Single : Proposition
Artist : Yasmine
Genre : Indie Rock/Indie Pop
Director : Airemese Smith




The video for Proposition starts off with a black screen . Soon enough in all capital white letters , ' Yasmine ' pops onto it just as the beat of the song starts . It is then removed right before the video flashes to a scene where Yasmine is dancing in the middle of nowhere in slow motion . She has on a purple dress , and she's using a sarong to dance with . Then in the next scene Yasmine is seen wearing the same sarong on her head and she is in slow motion . She looks into the outer land and then slowly closes her eyes as the title of the song , ' Proposition ' , appears on the screen . Once the first verse of the song finally comes on , scenes of Yasmine walking up a hill , also in slow slow motion plays . It's very artistic seeing scenes of her slowly lifting up the front of her dress so she doesn't step on it and then seeing the tail of her dress being drug through the dirt .

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Hidden in the shadows, a waitress
Uniquely divine but she still blends in
She's tired of surviving off of her $2 tips
Hope has gotten her here and now she's through with it


As the pre-hook comes in , everything in the video seems to have a little more of a depressing effect . You see various shots of Yasmine sitting or looking stressed in a gray scale . Even a scene of her riding a train and capturing a picture , symbolizing how boring her everyday life is .

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Cause everyone is just searching for a chance
A chance for when they finally get to die
So we can part from this world in hope of a better life
Cause everybody secretly knows as humans our purpose in life
Is to live and die .


Just as the pre-hook ends , you see 2 people in the middle of nowhere , dancing wildly as something hits them . That something looks almost like a galaxy or stars , but could just be simply perceived as an epiphany . By the wild dancing you can kind of see that it is giving them ' life ' . This scene was a project that Yasmine conducted and photographed herself . This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death , but seeing it's artistic elements and how well the project fits with the song , she ended up using the shots for this video to be taken in any way by the viewer . This continues to the second verse as the whole time , instead of the 2 people dancing wildly , you see a girl falling back in slow motion in the middle of nowhere . It looks like the same hill Yasmine was just walking on in the beginning of the video . The background seems to be a little lighter than the first picture , showing that maybe the sun is rising .

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( So we live to die , so we live to die )

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We are confused , We are ambiguous
Chasing ambitions that weren't made for us
So why do you feel proud that you haven't given up ?
Hope without work is more pathetic than believing in luck


Just when the second verse is over , the ' excitement ' ends and it goes back to Yasmine's dull every day life filmed in a gray scale . You see shots of street signs in New York City and shots of her walking around the big city . You see a blurred shot of the people walking by and in particular you see a shot of one man , looking up , which right on beat , sharpens just as the pre-hook ends .

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And to all the fallen , you're the lucky ones

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'Cause you don't have to live a lie , you're truly alive
You parted from this world in hope of a better life
And you've experienced first hand that as humans our purpose in life


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Is to live and die .

Once the hook finally comes on , you see the same two people that were dancing wildly together at first , dance wildly in individual shots . The man looks like he's doing some weird jumps and kicks , just before he begins to fall back and the girl is whipping her hair back and forth on beat . As you can see in each shot , the background is getting lighter , almost like at the moment it is sunrise as the video switches back and forth between scenes of the both of them dancing .

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Proposition
Proposition
Proposition


When the hook ends and the bridge begins , 2 more people , a boy and a girl , are frozen in mid air , while the Sun fully shines behind them . They look like they were caught in the middle of a jump and they slowly come down as the bridge continues .Again the slow motion adds a dramatic effect as the video continues .

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Well I gave it my all , But to hell with it
The only thing that kept me here was my fear of being stranded
It clouded my decision like a red mist ,
But now I have a ... Proposition
But now I've accepted a ... Proposition


Now you see Yasmine dancing gracefully by the lake with a sarong . The Sun is now up in the background as you see her dance to the pre-hook . It isn't in slow motion this time ,s he just pulls off moves that are slow , calm and very graceful . The wind even blows , adding so much more to the scene as the sarong is filled with the air form the breeze .

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Cause everyone is just searching for a chance
A chance for when they finally get to die
So we can part from this world in hope of a better life
Cause everybody secretly knows as humans our purpose in life
Is to live and die .


Last but not least , once the hook comes on for the last time , the scene from the very beginning of the video from where Yasmine was in the middle of nowhere , walking . She now continues to dance in this scene as the Sun in the background almost looks as if the Sun is now going down . After the scene the video then ends with Yasmine throwing the sarong up in the sky and then another scene of the same sarong being blown by the wind , just as the words , ' Directed by Airemese Smith ' , pops up on the screen .

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Proposition ( So they live to die )
Proposition
Proposition ( Let them live to die )
I've found a new way in life .



Check out the audio HERE
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Offline snap_itshannah  
#2 Posted : 09 September 2013 09:50:40(UTC)
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OOC: OH MY GOD THE GIFS OF THE PEOPLE DANCING ARE TRIPPING ME THE FUCK OUT. Awesome job.
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#3 Posted : 09 September 2013 09:52:25(UTC)
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OOC: Amazing job with this! Loving the gifs! BTW, Did you know that M.I.A. invented and was behind the innovation of those kind of gifs? Just a little fact lol but yeah great job with this! :)
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#4 Posted : 09 September 2013 09:57:00(UTC)
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OCC: SO much work. It doesn't go unnoticed, this was great.

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#5 Posted : 09 September 2013 10:05:27(UTC)
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Offline kandii  
#6 Posted : 09 September 2013 10:07:03(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: snap_itshannah Go to Quoted Post
OOC: OH MY GOD THE GIFS OF THE PEOPLE DANCING ARE TRIPPING ME THE FUCK OUT. Awesome job.

OOC : LOL Hannah ! The rest are here if you want to see them : http://ignacio-torres.com/projects/stellar/ . And thanks !
Originally Posted by: stephaniewazhere Go to Quoted Post
OOC: Amazing job with this! Loving the gifs! BTW, Did you know that M.I.A. invented and was behind the innovation of those kind of gifs? Just a little fact lol but yeah great job with this! :)

OOC Thank you so much ! The rapper ? Lol , I have no idea who you're talking about . This isn't my area of knowledge lol , but if you want to see the rest then here : http://ignacio-torres.com/projects/stellar/ .
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OCC: SO much work. It doesn't go unnoticed, this was great.

Aww thanks ! My lazy butt spent forever on this lol .

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#7 Posted : 09 September 2013 10:08:45(UTC)
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ooc:it was ok. i kid, i kid. it was the dogs knees and the cats bollocks.

OOC : These metaphors lol . Thank you , Josh !


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Offline genocidal king  
#8 Posted : 09 September 2013 15:57:13(UTC)
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OOC: Damn that must have taken a lot of work. Nice one.
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Offline kandii  
#9 Posted : 10 September 2013 04:25:28(UTC)
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OOC: Damn that must have taken a lot of work. Nice one.

OOC : It did lol . Thanks :)

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