But here's the reason why that particular video made such impact:
When i was about 8, my family moved to Tehran,Iran where my father was posted,working for the Embassy of Malaysia. At the time,Iran was going through a period of mourning, having just ended the Iran-Iraq War as well as the death of their spiritual leader,the Ayatollah Khomeini. Blaming U.S and the West for everything ,the Iranian Government banned anything that has to do with western culture/influence; music,fashion,television programs,magazines,books,movies and even VHS players!!! That means for a period of time,i missed out on a bunch of movies,television series,music and many other.So me and my siblings were only entertained by the stuff we brought from Malaysia. It wasn't a lot.
But once in awhile ,when my dad had to attend conferences outside Iran he'd return home bringing with him tons of goodies for the family; toys,branded cloths,books and magazine,handbag for mom, chocolate treats, music cds and some latest VHS movie flicks.
That was when i got hold of a VHS Collection of the latest music video of that time ( 80s).
I've seen it all; Pink Floyd'S the Wall, Michael Jackson's videos, Talking Head's video,Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer' video and most impressive of them all; 'Take on Me'. I loved their rotoscope penciled music video so much that i took drawing classes and really began to draw for the sake of drawing.
It really made an impact on me and opened the doors to creativity.
The rest is history.
I still think its one of the best piece of work ever produced that transcends both artistry and commercial.
Enjoy the video!