Chris Knox directs his own face in this video for his classic Kiwi love song. The camera gradually pulls out from an extreme close up of Knox's face to a living room full of family and friends. Jump-cutting on the beat, Knox, with trademark simple-but-effective style, effectively fuses lyrics, song and an impassioned performance. Interestingly, in his ScreenTalk interview, Knox says he now regrets using a solarising video effect in the later part of the clip.
...Chris Knox is a person who says he doesn't write love songs. But when he finally gets around to writing one, like 'Not Given Lightly', It's one of the most beautiful songs that we have.– Songwriter Arthur Baysting, in music documentary Through the Eyes of Love (32 minutes in)