Time is running out fast but here’s the deets. If you are a male 25-45 (that’s what they are looking for in particular but will consider anyone) and want to play the role of paparazzi in a Weird Al video you need to get moving. All you need to do is send them a picture of yourself holding a “professional looking camera” (my guess a DSLR). Send that pic to [email protected] along with your contact info. They have no deadline, but say that the earlier you get it to them the better as they are shooting on May 15 for release in June. Weird Al’s blog has all the details HERE.
Now I wish I had a pic of me with my DSLR as this would be a fun adventure to add to my bucket list of things done.
Pic by computer_saskboy on flickr and used under a creative commons license. Link to him HERE..
If you’ve been anywhere near the internet this week, you’ve probably seen the new, innovative video from local band OK Go. The group is well-known for its viral one-take creations, most notably “The Treadmill Video,” in which the guys did a fairly complicated routine on four treadmills for their song “Here It Goes Again.”
To promote their third studio album Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, which is a fantastic, Prince-inspired record, OK Go has pushed the DIY music video to a new level. Teaming up with L.A.-based creative powerhouse, Synn Labs, the band’s ambitious concept involving a massive Rube Goldberg machine was brought to life.
The engineers were tasked with creating the device with the requirements “that it had to be interesting, not “overbuilt” or too technology-heavy, and easy to follow. The machine also had to be built on a shoestring budget, synchronize with beats and lyrics in the music and end on time over a 3.5 minute song, play a part of the song, and be filmed in one shot. To make things more challenging still, the space chosen was divided into two floors and the machine would use both.” The geniuses of Synn Labs spent a few months in a warehouse in Echo Park creating a physical manifestation of the band’s vision.
So Steve managed to land himself a starring role in the latest Buckcherry music video called “Too Drunk…”! Now I know what you’re thinking: “Too Drunk?! Isn’t that a Dead Kennedy’s song?” Well, yes it is. But this particular song has nothing to do with that song… Though, both songs deal with issues of being too drunk to perform sexual acts, the difference is this song happens to have a video to go along with it. And it just so happens, Steve is the above mentioned “Drunk” person…