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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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Gay For Johnny Depp

Hi All

I shot this last weekend and cut it in 2 days.

Its an ultra low budget video for the band Gay for Johnny depp.

We made it for 150 bucks....

It certainly has its moments...

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http://www.gayforjohnnydepp.com/vid2.html
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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I'm at work. They're ain't no way I'm clicking a link like that. It'll probably set off alarms in some office somewhere! :)
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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I assure you chris, despite the name...its safe to watch.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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I'm sure it's safe, I just think the name might stand out in our office internet access log. Just kidding anyway, I'll check it out later.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #5
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Was fairly cool...an interesting lighting concept I suppose. I think the singer should have wore something other than jeans and that weird belt...that sorta seemed out of place given the tone of the rest of the video. Also, him drinking a beer may give you a ton of trouble placing that video on any american tv channels...I'm pretty sure it is illegal based off of some obscure law to show any consumption of alcohol on television...just look at the beer commercials...no one ever drinks they just hold beers and have wacky adventures.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 05:55 PM   #6
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That may be the single best music video I have ever seen. Woah!
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That may be the single best music video I have ever seen. Woah!
I'm curious. Just how many music videos have you seen, Joshua?

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Old July 20th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #8
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Let me re-state guys, I made this for $150 dollars. MTV play is pretty much outta the question and we knew that before shooting. Its for the web only in the US but is going to air, belive it or not, in England.

Joshua, THANKS! I know you're kidding but thanks!

Jay, be nice. It was done for fun, for godsake....but thanks for the comment anyway.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 09:35 AM   #9
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I especially like the tearing of the Barney Fife photo a la Sinead O'Connor. Was that your idea? Good stuff for 150 bucks.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 11:04 AM   #10
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I've seen a lot of music videos, I own a record label. I mean it, this one kept me on the edge, very surprising.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 12:22 PM   #11
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I guess I am confused, not to bash it but it looks like something a random high school kid shot on the fly. When you dont have a budget, get creative, not just with ideas but with camera work and editing. I have done 2 videos on budgets of even less than $150. Neither was great but they were interesting, one was actually #1 on MTV-Europe and MTV-Latin... go figure....

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Old July 20th, 2005, 12:46 PM   #12
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i think its supposed to look like it was shot on the fly. i dunno. what video did you have on mtv europe? i'd like to see wat else can be done for 150 bucks.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 01:19 PM   #13
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Hi Ash, not to bash you either, but if you want to go throwing around comments about some supposed master peice you did for less the 150 bucks, I'd LOVE to see it and we can compare accordingly. You can't really say "Hey, I've done better then that for $150 and not show us the money.

I'm not doubting you, but there has to be proof in the pudding. For example, for three hundred dollars, I did a video that was #1 on MTV Japan for 2 months, veiwable via my website which is linked to my porofile. It's for Cue The Pulse to Begin by Burnside Project.

And you're also right, it's SUPPOSED to look cheap and stupid. We lit it with ONE on board light. Its part of the humor of the whole thing, like a low budget slasher film....

Post a link to your $150 dollar videos. I'd be really intrested to see them....

Thanks for commenting!
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Old July 20th, 2005, 01:31 PM   #14
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how can you take a parodic video by a group named "gay for johnny depp" too seriously?? i thought it was kinda funny and silly....

p.s. jake--don't take the comments too seriously, either, a lot of campy humor misses its mark....
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Old July 20th, 2005, 01:32 PM   #15
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Go for you, Meryem. I think you understand EXACTLY what we were going for.
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