To capture the emotion and confusion of the kids, Friedlander used special editing effects in post-production. “We blew up the shot and moved within the shot and zoomed in on specific things that trigger off each kid’s personality,” she elaborated. “There will be a girl sitting in her room and we’ll zoom in on the background and find [singer] Pierre [Bouvier] lurking in the shadows, lots of cool stuff going on.”
Simple Plan’s performance is punctuated by rain, helping capture a vibe the director called “dark and brooding.” “I did [Blink-182’s] ‘Adam’s Song,’ so I get all the downbeat videos from the power punk bands,” Friedlander joked.
“Perfect” follows “Addicted,” which earned the band a nod for Best New Artist in a Video at the Video Music Awards on August 28.
Simple Plan wrapped up their performances with the Warped Tour on Sunday in New Jersey.