“Jumpsuit” by Twenty Øne Piløts: Music Video Analysis Part 2

Today, I’m picking up where I left off in last week’s post, Part 1 of my music video analysis of Twenty Øne Piløts’s song “Jumpsuit.” Which would be about at 2:15 in the music video itself:

Their new song “Levitate” was just recently released, and as far as we know, it is the third and last video of a three-part story that is seen clearly throughout “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners.” In Part 1, I gave some needed context about the Dema storyline which explains everything that happens in their earlier music videos and their new Trench videos, including Jumpsuit. In order to understand the context of this interpretation, check out the updated Dema explanation in my Part 1 post, or watch this brilliant video (brilliant, yes, but has some profanity). But, picking up from where we left off in the music video, Tyler (or Clancy) has found himself in a ravine receiving stares from some a shady-looking group up on the cliffs—who are actually members of his rebellion that escaped back at Dema— and is encountering Nico, A.K.A. Blurryface on a white horse. The last thing I talked about was how Tyler seems to be either giving into the protection he trusts that his jumpsuit will provide him or is under a trance that Nico puts him under as he gallops toward him (which, according to the theories presented in the video about the Dema storyline, seems to be the most accurate).

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Why I Made a Twenty Øne Piløts Music Video (+ the Actual Video)

For years I’ve wanted to make a film. For years I had a boundless number of ideas flooding my brain of images and specific visuals that I wished I could somehow produce for the screen for us to see. And it was terribly frustrating because I could never take the ideas out of my head and put them into reality without the skill, the aid, the time, the money, and the people to help. I had stories I wanted to write, yes, but I wanted some of those stories to accompany visuals and music to make them seem real. 

And then I discovered Twenty Øne Piløts. I fell in love with their music for many different reasons and so one day I decided to draw a rough sketch of a storyboard for a music video for one of their most popular songs, “Stressed Out.” Drawing the storyboard at the beginning of summer 2017, I had no idea that it would be good enough in 5 months to get put on YouTube. That was the ultimate goal, but I wasn’t sure then that it would ever happen.

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Michael’s Movie Mentions: The Film Director’s Job

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a movie? Whenever we watch movies, we usually don’t think of what goes into the making of it. We enjoy talking about and watching the actors, alot of the time, of course, as they are in the spotlight. But what about the camera man, the guy who does the music, the stunts, who made the set, the props? Who, especially, is the ‘man upstairs’–the guy who planned everything?

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BBC Sherlock: Season Four, the 2015 Christmas Special, and a Critique

Alright, Sherlockians, tune in. I know it’s been about a year since the faintest murmurings were heard of a Christmas special in December 2015, and I’ve known for a while. But it’s gonna be fun to not only post on what’s to be expected with Sherlock, but what we’ve already seen of the British detective sociopath’s TV series that has attracted hundreds of fans. (Sorry, high functional sociopath.)

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Set to Be Released: Score – A Film Music Documentary

Today’s subject is film scores. Don’t forget to check out my recent guest post about writing from emotions in music (specifically film scores) on Hannah’s blog. Thank you Hannah for letting me post! Someday you’ll be seeing a guest post on here written by Hannah herself. Her posts are helpful, inspiring, funny, and just plain awesome and it’s a privilege to exchange writing with her.

So, I am super excited because there is a documentary coming out… on film scores! Doesn’t get better than that. In this documentary, film score composers will be interviewed and talk about their careers … thus, the title: Score: A Film Music Documentary. … The story behind what I argue is one of the most important aspect in movies: the music. If you’re into film scores or movie soundtracks, you should definitely see this.Read More »

The Book and Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon with A Discussion on Dragons


I’m sure most of you have seen the How to Train Your Dragon movies. But how many of you have read the book How to Train Your Dragon by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, translated from the old Norse by Cressida Cowell? Yeah, I didn’t know it was a book either until a while ago, when I saw it on display at Barnes and Noble. It is the first in a series of at least ten books. I decided to give it a try and write up a post comparing and contrasting the book and movie. Off to the library.

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Film Scores: Mr. Tumnus and the Narnia Lullaby

Since this is my first post, and since my blog is called Tea with Tumnus, I thought it would be fitting to write up a little something about the faun from Narnia and the song he plays on his pipe, called the Narnia Lullaby.Read More »