After giving away music in 2008, Nine Inch Nails is pointing fans to free high-definition video of several shows from its Lights in the Sky tour.
I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent.
If any of you could find a LINK to that footage I’ll bet some enterprising fans could assemble something pretty cool.
An “enterprising fan” did just that, serving up links to three recent West Coast shows. The “raw, unedited, un-color-corrected HD footage” clocks in at more than 400 GB, according to user rob_sheridan, who posted the links to the torrent files.
The video “will be primarily of interest to advanced users, who may wish to attempt to edit it together into something,” he wrote. “It could be really interesting to see what creative users can put together using this and other fan-recorded footage.”
In the past, Reznor called for user-generated music videos like the one embedded above, which is featured on the Nine Inch Nails Ghosts Film Festival channel on YouTube. This week’s data dump seems like a perfect way to plant high-def seeds that could grow into sweet clips in fans’ able hands.