Imagine Dragons - Radioactive Music Video Analysis

Timeline created by Trampezium
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  • 0.00

    0.00
    Establishing shot of girl in blue hoodie holding a covered cage. Forest environment - trees and orange/brown/red leaf covered ground. Ambient, diegetic sounds of birlds chirping/light wind blowing.
  • 0.06

    0.06
    Mid shot of the back of the girls head as she's walking. The song starts and ambient diegetic light wind sounds continue.
  • 0.09

    0.09
    Mid shot front of girls head. Hand held camera.
  • 0.13

    0.13
    Mid shot of girls legs, see her hand holding a covered cage.
  • 0.14

    0.14
    New location - Close up of hands playing a dusty elelectric guitar. Dark lighting.
  • 0.16

    0.16
    Mid shot of drummer spinning a drum stick in similar location to guitar.
  • 0.17

    0.17
    Back to girls location. Close up of purple flower swaying in the graa - girl walking in distance.
  • 0.19

    0.19
    Mid shot of bassist playing bass in similar location to guitarist and drummer.
  • 0.21

    0.21
    Close up of singers face behind bars in a similar location to the rest of his band.
  • 0.22

    0.22
    Mid shot of the front of the girl walking.
  • 0.24

    0.24
    Long shot of girl walking through grass.
  • 0.24

    0.24
    Pull focus on mid shot into close of girl's face as she walks forward.
  • 0.27

    0.27
    Establishing shot of a small wooden barn. Thunder sound effects.
  • 0.28

    0.28
    Close up of girl's eyes looking at the wooden barn.
  • 0.31

    0.31
    Mid shot of the back of the girl's head walking towards the barn. The barn is out of focus.
  • 0.34

    0.34
    Mid shot of middle aged man wearing black sun glasses, laughing, throwing dollar bills. No ambient diegetic sounds just the track.
  • 0.35

    0.35
    Close up of the back of the girls head, walking into the hut.
  • 0.37

    0.37
    Mid shot of singer stood next to large drum.
  • 0.39

    0.39
    Close up of girl's hand holding covered cage.
  • 0.40

    0.40
    Back to mid shot of singer with drum.
  • 0.42

    0.42
    Out of focus close up of money and arms.
  • 0.44

    0.44
    Mid shot of men throwing money.
  • 0.45

    0.45
    Close up of singers face behind bars.
  • 0.47

    0.47
    Close upof dusty guitar.
  • 0.48

    0.48
    Close up of singer looking up.
  • 0.50

    0.50
    Zoom in of trap door in ceiling.
  • 0.52

    0.52
    Mid shot of band behind bars.
  • 0.53

    0.53
    Mid shot of band behind bars, from the side.
  • 0.54

    0.54
    Close up of singer behind bars.
  • 0.55

    0.55
    Mid shot drum hit.
  • 0.56

    0.56
    Tilt down mid of an Asian man smoking a cigar.
  • 0.59

    0.59
    Mid shot of money and man.
  • 0.59.5

    0.59.5
    Longer mid of the previous shot.
  • 1.00

    1.00
    Mid shot of men throwing money in to the centre.
  • 1.01

    1.01
    Mid shot of Asian man holding a shiny silver key around his neck.The Asian man is obviously the champion as he is wearing expensive clothing - Cream suit.
  • 1.03

    1.03
    Close up of Asian man smoking cigar.
  • 1.05

    1.05
    Mid shot of behind girl's head looking a chalk board with tally's on.
  • 1.07

    1.07
    Pan of purple monster in a ring.
  • 1.10

    1.10
    Close up of man with a 'cowboy' hat throwing money into the ring.
  • 1.12

    1.12
    Tilt up on purple monster.
  • 1.13

    1.13
    Long shot of purple monster. Blue monster legs out of focus - close up.
  • 1.14

    1.14
    Close of singer behind bars.
  • 1.15

    1.15
    Mid shot of singer hitting a dusty bass drum with a beater.
  • 1.16

    1.16
    Long shot of monsters fighting in ring.
  • 1.20

    1.20
    Close up of monsters fighting.
  • 1.22

    1.22
    Different mid shots of monsters fighting.
  • 1.23

    1.23
    Back to close up of monsters fighting.
  • 1.24

    1.24
    Long shot of Asian man laughing.
  • 1.25

    1.25
    Back to close up/mid shot of monsters fighting.
  • 1.26

    1.26
    Back to mid shot of monsters.
  • 1.27

    1.27
    Mid shot of singer hitting drum.
  • 1.30

    1.30
    Drum beater going to hit drum, changes to purple monster knocking out blue monster on the beat.
  • 1.32

    1.32
    Close up of hand marking another tally on the chalkboard.
  • 1.33

    1.33
    Mid shot of purple monster acting victorious, chasing teddy elephant.
  • 1.34

    1.34
    Mid shot of singer hitting big drum behnd bars.
  • 1.35

    1.35
    Mid shot of purple monster grabbing teddy elephant.
  • 1.36

    1.36
    Back to close up of singer hitting drum behind bars.
  • 1.37

    1.37
    Back to mid shot of purple monster.
  • 1.37.5

    1.37.5
    Close up of chalk board and teddy elephant.
  • 1.38

    1.38
    Aerial shot of purple monster looking upwards.
  • 1.40

    1.40
    Long shot of the Asian man performing a 'slit-throat' jesture.
  • 1.41

    1.41
    Back to aerial shot of purple monster.
  • 1.42

    1.42
    Close up of teddy dog head.
  • 1.44

    1.44
    Mid shot/pan of the Asian man pulling a leaver.
  • 1.45

    1.45
    Long shot of teddy.
  • 1.46

    1.46
    Long shot of ceiling from a cellar - teddy falling down.
  • 1.47

    1.47
    Close up of teddy falling on singer's face.
  • 1.48

    1.48
    Mid shot of teddy frog in a cage.
  • 1.49

    1.49
    Back to close up of the leaver.
  • 1.50

    1.50
    Mid shot of teddy Koala.
  • 1.51

    1.51
    Long shot of ceiling from cellar and guitarist's face.
  • 1.53

    1.53
    Mid shot of drummer hitting junk drums.
  • 1.54

    1.54
    Mid shot of teddy dog.
  • 1.55

    1.55
    Mid shot of purple monster destroying another teddy.
  • 1.55.5

    1.55.5
    Another mid shot of teddy dog.
  • 1.57

    1.57
    Mid shot of bassist tangled in fluff and rope.
  • 1.58

    1.58
    Close up of teddy elephant's eyes in a metal cage.
  • 1.58.5

    1.58.5
    Mid shot of purple monster.
  • 1.59

    1.59
    Close up of purple monster's face.
  • 2.00

    2.00
    Mid shot of singer.
  • 2.02

    2.02
    Close up of purple monster with teddy in its mouth.
  • 2.03

    2.03
    Close up of fluff on the floor.
  • 2.04

    2.04
    Close up of girl's eyes.
  • 2.06

    2.06
    Mid shot of girl placing cage on floor.
  • 2.07

    2.07
    Close up of girl lifting cover off of cage.
  • 2.09

    2.09
    Close up of girl's face.
  • 2.10

    2.10
    Long shot of purple monster.
  • 2.11

    2.11
    Long shot of pink teddy.
  • 2.13

    2.13
    Long shot of pink teddy with scared expression.
  • 2.16

    2.16
    Close up of girl's eyes.
  • 2.19

    2.19
    Long shot of purple monster.
  • 2.20

    2.20
    Close up of pink teddy's face against a wall.
  • 2.21

    2.21
    Close up of singer.
  • 2.22

    2.22
    Mid shot of singer and drum.
  • 2.23

    2.23
    Mid shot of purple monster fighting.
  • 2.24

    2.24
    Long shot of purple monster fighting.
  • 2.26

    2.26
    Long shot of monkey teddy in cage.
  • 2.28

    2.28
    Mid shot of fighting.
  • 2.29

    2.29
    Mid shot of Asian man's face.
  • 2.30

    2.30
    Aerial long shot of fight.
  • 2.30.5

    2.30.5
    Long shot of fight.
  • 2.33

    2.33
    Close up of girls eyes.
  • 2.33.5

    2.33.5
    Mid shot of Asian man.
  • 2.34

    2.34
    Close up of leaver.
  • 2.35

    2.35
    Mid shot of purple monster.
  • 2.37

    2.37
    Mid shot of pink teddy.
  • 2.39

    2.39
    Mid shot of purple monster.
  • 2.41

    2.41
    Mid shot of singer.
  • 2.41

    2.41
    Mid shot of pink teddy. CGI pink lazers bubbling up.
  • 2.45

    2.45
    Mid shot of pink teddy flying at purple monster.
  • 2.47

    2.47
    Mid shot of purple monster with men out out focus in the background.
  • 2.49

    2.49
    Mid shot of purple monster landing on ground.
  • 2.51

    2.51
    Mid shot of singer.
  • 2.53

    2.53
    Pan to a long shot of the Asian man.
  • 2.55

    2.55
    Close up of mens shocked faces.
  • 2.58

    2.58
    Long shot of Asian man.
  • 3.00

    3.00
    Close up of girls eyes.
  • 3.01

    3.01
    Mid shot of singer.
  • 3.02

    3.02
    Long shot of Asian man.
  • 3.04

    3.04
    Mid shot of pink teddy.
  • 3.05

    3.05
    Long shot of Asian man with pink teddy.
  • 3.07

    3.07
    Close up of pink teddy with glowing red eyes.
  • 3.08

    3.08
    Mid shot from side of pink teddy using laser eyes to turn two men into skeletons that disapoear.
  • 3.11

    3.11
    Mid shot of singer.
  • 3.12

    3.12
    Long shot of Asian man.
  • 3.14

    3.14
    Mid shot bassist.
  • 3.15

    3.15
    Mid shot of drummer.
  • 3.16

    3.16
    Mid shot of Asian man in the ring on the hatch.
  • 3.18

    3.18
    Mid shot of pink teddy looking smug.
  • 3.19

    3.19
    Close up of girl's hand quickly taking key from around the Asian man's neck.
  • 3.20

    3.20
    Mid shot of Asian man.
  • 3.21

    3.21
    Close up of Asian man's feet.
  • 3.22

    3.22
    Mid shot of pink teddy pulling leaver.
  • 3.23

    3.23
    Mid shot of Asian man falling through floor hatch.
  • 3.24

    3.24
    Mid shot of Asian man's legs falling.
  • 3.25

    3.25
    Mid shot of ceiling in cellar - Asian man falling down.
  • 3.28

    3.28
    Mid shot of girl smiling.
  • 3.29

    3.29
    Close up of key in door sparkling.
  • 3.30

    3.30
    Mid shot of band.
  • 3.31

    3.31
    Mid shot of band walking out behind bars. (music stops, open gate sounds, water drip sounds)
  • 3.35

    3.35
    Mid shot of guitarist blowing a kiss to the girl.
  • 3.36

    3.36
    Mid shot of band walking up a ladder.
  • 3.37

    3.37
    Closer mid of band walking up ladder. (teddy squeaking sounds)
  • 3.39

    3.39
    Closer mid again of the band walking up ladder.
  • 3.41

    3.41
    Long shot of drummer going up ladder.
  • 3.42

    3.42
    Mid shot of back of girl with teddies waving goodbye on her shoulder.
  • 3.45

    3.45
    Mid shot of Asian man on the floor.
  • 3.47

    3.47
    Mid shot of the ceiling from cellar.
  • 3.48

    3.48
    Mid shot of Asian man.
  • 3.53

    3.53
    Long shot of the Asian man.
  • 3.58

    3.58
    Close up of teddies.
  • 4.00

    4.00
    Mid shot of Asian man.
  • 4.02

    4.02
    Teddies smother Asian man. (Screams 'No!')