Anything You Synthesize
The video for ‘Anything You Synthesize’ was created after the band forged a relationship with Dutch video powerhouse Onesize, and particularly with owner Rogier Hendricks. Upon hearing an advance copy of ‘A Memory Stream’ Onesize and The American Dollar worked together on a collaborative basis to create what would become one of the band’s early breakthroughs. Following months of tireless work by the Onesize team, what was eventually considered by many to be a masterpiece was created and later released. The video became very popular, and brought great visibility to the song.
The video for Second Sight was created by Yan Goldschmidt of Brokengrid. The band took a more hands on approach to this video, giving instruction on what they wanted to be achieved. At the time, the band was heavily influenced by reading about growing environmental concerns, and the video carried that message forward. The video was well received and has been a staple of the live visuals for the band since release in 2010.
As We Float
As We Float was a timelapse video created in 2012 for the band by visual artist Tor Evan Mathison of Norway. Featuring visuals of the Aurora Borealis and other winter time natural phenomena, the video was a great accompaniment to the high flying epic track.
Manhattan In Motion
Also out of The American Dollar timelapse era projects came the most popular of the bunch, Manhattan in Motion created by Josh Owens aka Mindrelic. The project found Mindrelic setting up various timelapse capture equipment in locations all over Manhattan in New York City. The project was explosively well received, going viral on social media and also being featured by various press outlets.
A Moment Between Us
A Moment Between Us was commissioned by The American Dollar in early 2018. Working with director Sam Scofy, a very dramatic video was created, using narration from a young victim with a terminal medical condition to create an inspiring, and engaging dialogue with the viewer. Vintage filming equipment was used to capture a nostalgic feel for the production.
The band was particularly inspired by the growing number of videographers filming timelapse videos, and how well these videos seemed to match with The American Dollar’s music. The band began pursuing creative partnerships with these filmmakers, and a great series followed, as seen here.
Panopticon (Filmed in Brooklyn, NYC, as part of the ambitious Panopticon project by Christopher Piazza featuring some great bands)
We are Post Rock (Filmed at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal, Canada)