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1,905 Instagram photos make 1 incredible music video

The Plastics Revolution's “Invasión" was created entirely through Instagram-processed photos. 


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Nov 28, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 6:31 am CDT

You may soon be viewing videos through a different filter.

Mexico City-based band the Plastics Revolution claims to have the world’s first music video made entirely of still photographs processed with Instagram, a catchy single called “Invasión,” PetaPixel reported.

“This is the very first music video done entirely on Instagram without any third party alterations,” the band wrote on the video’s description. “Every single frame of this music video is an actual picture that we ran through Instagram. We never shot any video. We only shot still photography.”

Filmmaker Arturo Perez, Jr., who directed the video, shot 1,905 photographs around San Francisco and processed every one through Instagram on his iPhone, although it isn’t clear whether the photographs were all taken with an iPhone.

The music video, which flows together as though it were shot on film, shows a young couple following a map found in an abandoned bottle and the adventures they encounter along the way.

The band used many of the filters that Instagram offered but “mostly stuck with Amaro, Rise, X-pro II, Brannan, Nashville, and 1977,” the band wrote in response to one comment.

The Plastics Revolution may be the first band to make a music video solely from Instagram, but the group isn’t the only one to incorporate filtered photographs. Ellie Goulding made a lyric video with fan-submitted photos and the Vaccines included Instagram photos throughout its video for “Wetsuit,” according to Buzzfeed.

Photo via The Plastics Revolution/Vimeo

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2012, 5:52 pm CST