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The surreal, sketch-pad animation of the MTV staple is hypnotic. How can both things be true?
Furuholmen and Waaktaar-Savoy had already formed a group, Bridges, when Harket ed up. They thought they had a hit. It was an inauspicious beginning, for both the song and the band—who tried again with a remixed version of "Take On Me. On the advice of then-Warner Bros.
The final version was released in the United States, along with a simple video which you can watch above. It did not work. At this point, many groups—and their producers—would have accepted the fact that their song was not resonating with audiences.
But Ayeroff felt differently. For one thing, he perceived Harket to be a very handsome man who was ideally suited for the image-conscious MTV era. Barron instructed the animators to use a technique called rotoscoping, which amounts to tracing animation over live-action footage.
The idea is that using the footage as a base will allow the animated characters to move more naturally. Patterson had already made a short film, Commuterthat employed the approach. Ayeroff was so confident a-ha would take off that he told Barron to take as much time and money as he needed. Filming the band took just two days, leaving Patterson and Reckinger to draw over it. When Ayeroff saw early footage, he got excited and told Barron Take on md give him a close-to-final version.
Barron did, and that unfinished cut wound up being played on MTV. The many months of effort paid off. A-ha no-showed the ceremony, though, opting to play a gig in Houston instead.
A-ha continues to tour, no doubt bolstered by the lasting charm of the song and its visual component. The original video has logged just 2. BY Jake Rossen. Fourth Time's a Charm At this point, many groups—and their producers—would have accepted the fact that their song was not resonating with audiences.
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Penciling in the History of A-ha's 'Take on Me'