Deerhunter – “Helicopter” (Diplo & Lunice Remix) Music Video

The video for Diplo & Lunice’s remix of “Helicopter” follows a pretty general creative concept. Clips of people in Moscow doing mundane things — like going to parks with their dogs, driving their cars, coming in and out of doors, and walking with briefcases in hand — are set into slow-motion. Each shot oscillates between forwards and backwards motions, and are loosely synced to the beat of the song.

The concept might sound almost too simple, but each shot is nicely framed, and well-thought-out sequencing helps it flow. As your average person doesn’t pay enough attention the daily subtleties of human actions, having an extra moment to stare at the brim of a police officer’s hat or to count how many yellow balloons are in a shot brings a welcome slowness.

Presented by MAD DECENT –
Video Images from “Slow Moscow” by Andrey Stvolinsky
Directed by The KiD –

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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