Friday Factory Video: Such Great Heights

The music video for “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service. Love blooms in the clean room.

Wikipedia’s entry on the song reports:

The music video for “Such Great Heights”, directed by Josh & Xander, premiered in April 2003. It is set in the clean room of a silicon wafer factory, where, as the machinery assembles chips and wafers, two workers in isolation suits cast longing glances at each other. For most of the song, we mostly see the two workers, interspersed with shots of the machinery working on the wafers. When the bridge comes, the video leaves the two workers as one is carefully taking a wafer from the other, and dives into a sequence of shots of machines assembling wafers; then zooms in on a bank of Skyworks Solutionschips; then zooms out to show the chips are inside of a satellite; then zooms in on the Earth and down to the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, which is a building complex designed to look like a computer chip from the air; from there, a match cut is made to a monitor in the factory displaying an identical computer chip; and this is the end of the sequence, and we cut back to the two workers handing over the wafer. Skyworks Solutions is a real company and the video is filmed inside one of their fabrication plants.

Hat tip: Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions.

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