As writers, we have to be really careful about the message we send with the words we choose. That’s not to say we don’t appreciate a good metaphor from time to time, but if we’re not pretty clear about what we’re trying to say, then we’re probably also not going to get paid.
Visual artists, on the other hand, seem to have a little more wiggle room when it comes to interpretation. I’ve recently been seeing quite a few of these “Literal Translations” of music videos, and some of them are really good. Today I’m introducing you to one that actually made me laugh out loud a couple of different times.
Hope you like it!
*If any of my real-life friends or family are reading this, I’ll bet you thought it was going to be yet another one of my rants about people who misuse the word “literally.” Don’t worry. I suspect that post is still forthcoming.