Monday, March 18, 2013

Rjd2 - Work it Out Video

Lovely song, inspiring story: Not an act, but a way of life..

This is the video for Rjd2's "Work It Out" from 'The Third Hand' (XL Recordings).  The vid features Bill Shannon who was born with a degenerative hip condition.  His legs cannot carry his own weight and so he was lived a life on crutches.  He has developed a new way of moving through life on his skateboard and crutches.  Though this may look like a recreational hobby or debilitation, it is simply how Bill maneuvers throughout the day.  In time to RJD2's song "Work It Out" we follow Bill as he makes his way around.  At the slow start, Bill is descending the courthouse steps in downtown Brooklyn.  It's difficult, but he makes it down and the rest you'll have to watch to understand.  Rjd2 plays several extras which you can try to spot as well.  The video, directed by Joey Garfield, is one continuous single shot for the length of the song.
(from YouTube)

More on Bill Shannon.

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