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Scribe: One Wing Pencil

Posted On: July 30, 2008 | Duration: 02:16

About the video

The video for Scribe’s hit single “One Wing Pencil” off their EP ‘Have Hard. Will Core’.

The video is intended as a prequel for another video (not created yet) for “90 Seconds Is One Minute”, another song off the band’s debut EP. It’s about a guy who’s on the verge of a mental breakdown trying to figure out and prove that 90 seconds is, in fact, equal to one minute.

Scribe drummer Niraj Trivedi was kind enough to write a couple of paragraphs for us about the concept and making of the video (scroll down to read).


Illustrations/artwork: Sanjay Ramachandran
Produced by: Scribe

One Wing Pencil: Behind the Scenes

Let me tell you the first thing about this video. When you’re in Scribe, you’re always in a good moment thinking about some audio-visual way to forward the message of the music. This means that somewhere each one of us thinks we’re going to change the way media works in this country! And this video is just a culmination of that! But on a more serious note, I think it just does very well to encapsulate everything that was going on with the band at the time, and what message/non-message we were trying to put out through the music. Plus the video is time-synced with the song, so that helps.

The idea first came about when we were recording and finishing work on the first EP — ‘Have Hard. Will Core’ — in the summer of 2006. So, from the endless hours of contemplating whether we should actually go through with this and make a video element to add to the band’s existence, came the concept for “One Wing Pencil”.

One major thing we’d like to point out, as a sort of ‘behind the scenes’ look at the making of this video, is that our first ideas were majorly leaning towards the song “90 Seconds Is One Minute”. And that wasn’t all bad because that is where the sort of ‘prequel’ idea came about for “One Wing Pencil”.

Here we’d also like to go on record and tell everyone out there that the best part of making this video is how much everyone helps each other out in our little scene. This is also for all the bands out there thiking that making videos is only for the majors, and bands with money. But, quite simply, it’s NOT the case. Any band with as little as Rs 3,000 can make a video, and especially a video like this, because that’s exactly how much it cost us.

In a scene like ours, it goes without saying that not a lot of bands get an opportunity to make a visual represenation of the message they’d like to bring to their fans. And that’s just unfair, because we know every band out there wants to, and also that most bands have something nice and different to say, and they’re just looking for a good chance. They should go ahead and figure out a way to do this, because we need to see these opinions out there; we need to see that much more art and messages and representations out there.

So that’s that, if that doesn’t make you want to watch the video, we have no hope! So bye!

Niraj Trivedi, drummer, Scribe


1 Comment. Post Yours Here.
  1. September 11, 2008, 7:34 pm Pranav

    kool man i saw ur video….dat shud b aired on [v] or Mtv..so dat dose channels cud really prove der reason of xsistence……

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