Oren Lavie Her Morning Elegance

Israeli singer/songwriter Oren Lavie has produced what has turned out to be a very popular music video for his single, “Her Morning Elegance”, using stop motion photography. Redhead Israeli actress and model Shir Shomron acts out a busy day sleepwalking on her bed, accompanied occasionally by Oren Lavie. The song is a track from the album, The Other Side of the Sea, released by Lavie’s own label, A Quarter Past Wonderful.

Her Morning Elegance music video with Oren Lavie and Shir Shomron

Click on the image below to play the video.


Filming was directed by Oren Lavie, and husband and wife team Yuval & Merav Nathan

Filming was shot over two days in the studio of Tel Aviv photographer Eyal Landesman. The video is made up of 3225 still photos shot using one camera hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie. An animated computer generated storyboard for the video, using 3D dummies, was produced over the four weeks before filming started.

Colorist was Todd Iorio at Resolution, Los Angeles.

Shir Shomron is represented by Yuli Models.

See more on the making of the video at Oren Lavie’s MySpace site.

Download the music video from iTunes (US). Download the music track from iTunes.

‘Her Morning Elegance’ featured on a US Chevrolet TV commercial in 2008. Lavie, however, has never owned a car in his life and has studiously ignored the medium of television, and continues to take the bus wherever he goes.

Lyrics for Her Morning Elegance

Sun been down for days
A pretty flower in a vase
A slipper by the fireplace
A cello lying in its case

Soon she’s down the stairs
Her morning elegance she wears
The sound of water makes her dream
Awoken by a cloud of steam
She pours a daydream in a cup
A spoon of sugar sweetens up

And she fights for her life
As she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain
As it pours
And she fights for her life
As she goes in a store
With a thought she has caught
By a thread
She pays for the bread
And she goes…
Nobody knows

Sun been down for days
A winter melody she plays
The thunder makes her contemplate
She hears a noise behind the gate
Perhaps a letter with a dove
Perhaps a stranger she could love