Gotye - Eyes Wide Open - official video





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Published on Oct 25, 2010

The song Eyes Wide Open, from the album Making Mirrors
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Film clip for the Gotye song Eyes Wide Open, directed by Brendan Cook at PictureDRIFT, featuring character design and animation by Darcy Prendergast at DeePee Studios, and design and animation by Jeremy Bianco, Darryn Rogers and Brendan Cook.

Full credits:

Production Company:

Brendan Cook

Character Design & Animation:
Darcy Prendergast

3D Design & Animation:
Jeremy Bianco

2D Design and Compositing:
Jeremy Bianco
Brendan Cook
Darryn Rogers

Timelapse Photography:
Enrique Pacheco
Nick Reygaert
Brendan Cook
Darryn Rogers

David Wakeley
Enrique Pacheco

Special Effects Makeup:
Rachelle O'Donnell

Music credits:
Produced by Wally De Backer
Additional production by Francois Tetaz

Mixed by Francois Tetaz,
Assisted by Andy Stewart and Wally at The Mill, Gippsland, VIC

Drums recorded by Francois Tetaz at Soundpark Studios, Northcote, VIC
Cellos and bass recorded by Francois Tetaz at Moose Mastering, Richmond, VIC
Pedal steel guitar recorded by Lachlan Carrick in the loungeroom of Matt Walker's house, Upwey, VIC
The Winton Musical Fence (designed and constructed by Graeme Leak) recorded by Wally, Winton, QLD
All other sounds collected, manipulated or recorded by Wally in The Barn, Merricks, VIC

Whale Cellos: Gareth Skinner
Poker Bass: Lucas Taranto
Wasteland pedal steel guitar: Michael Hubbard
Drums, Winton Musical Fence, sampled sounds,
lead and backing vocals: Wally

Mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound, Stanmore, NSW

So this is the end of the story
Everything we had, everything we did
Is buried in dust
And this dust is all that's left of us

But only a few ever worried
Though the signs were clear, they had no idea
You just get used to living in fear
Or give up
When you can't even picture your future

We walk the plank with our eyes wide open...

Some people offered up answers
We made out like we heard, but they were only words
They didn't add up
To a change in the way we were living

And the saddest thing-
Is all of it could have been avoided
But it was like to stop consuming is to stop being human
And why would I make a change if you won't
We're all in the same boat, staying afloat
For the moment

And we walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we..
Walk the plank with our eyes wide open

With our eyes wide open we...
Walk the plank, we walk the plank

And that was the end of the story

Comments • 9,968

R Emuna
This song is so underrated
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"But it was like to stop consuming's to stop being human, And why would I make a change if you won't? We're all in the same boat, staying afloat for the moment." Gotye you marvelous bastard.
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Gerard Way's Hat
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Eddie Howard
Who else thinks that this song is actually better than Somebody That I used To Know?
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James Collins
Listen to 'Peacock Affect - Autumn'
Eric Moore
i do
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Leesha PK
I cant see how this only has 20 million views, whilst songs about girls and stuffhas over 100,000,000. and Gangnam Style has 2 billion when Goteye deserves far more than this, its amazing
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Kaiten Liptak
Me favorite song!
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white pride pepe
2k people have eyes wide shut
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james warmington
sebastien boudreau 6 thousand now :(
Nick Damas
wide shut?
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Ryan Pyle
ok, I've watched this like 10 times and I'm literally craving listening to the song? wtf is going on????
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Yadi Echevarria
"The saddest thing, it all could have been avoided"
blue man
Not to be that guy but you spelled "nuclear" wrong
Ernie Velasco
Yadi Echevarria this is set in a Necular war takes place and supposedly they went back in time to stop. But those things were lonely scavengers looking for natural resources scattered over the land
Slevin Reviews
Wow this song is incredible... why did Somebody I used to know get so popular and this didn't? This had a much better meaning behind it rather than break up crap and the music video was... beautiful.
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James Collins
Listen to 'Peacock Affect - Autumn'
Slevin Reviews it doesn't fit the corporate media agenda. Can't make people uncomfortable about our actions.
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Rosari's Pandas
Why the hell is this guys popularity dead?
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Emma Peel
Panda Spirit a bit late but hes in a band called the basics and that started in like 2002 along with 2 other members and they were/are popular in Australia. My dads seen them like 10 times and ive seen them 2-3 times :)))) sorry for my grammar its pretty bad haha
because he doesn't seek fame and $. He takes it in his tempo.
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