Preview to my first music video (yes I'm in drag and half naked)

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    Feb 16, 2010 7:57 AM GMT
    So I've been teaching myself Final Cut lately to supplement with these crazy songs I come up with. While working on the music video I thought it'd be couture to come up with a preview for the video, like a teaser. So yeah, this is my production work here, all the sound, video, and even all 4 characters are myself (2 in drag wut wut). First video I've ever made really...so it sucks but I had a good time trying to figure everything out.

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    Feb 16, 2010 8:08 AM GMT
    except for you in the yellow hat and no shirt, the rest was just seriously scary hahaha
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:12 AM GMT
    Well yeah it's called "I'm Going Crazy," not, "I'm Going Sexy."

    I've been trying so hard all my life to look sexy that I never realized that I'm just crazy. So I should just give in to my true self.
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    I dun know man, theres crazy and then there is "bury that bitch alive" crazy and you need a few makeup tips icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    I should have had a burial scene! And make up tips what? Crazy people don't wear make up. They just smear it on their face. That's how we roll kid.
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    but the blue totally hides your eyes, you need more a charcoal lightly applied... icon_razz.gif just cause ya crazy don't mean you can't be fabulous ;)
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:42 AM GMT
    Yes, please touch my nips!

    lilTanker saidbut the blue totally hides your eyes, you need more a charcoal lightly applied... icon_razz.gif just cause ya crazy don't mean you can't be fabulous ;)

    OMG tell me about it! I had NO fucking clue what I was doing with the lighting. I saw myself on the screen in the camera while it was shooting and thought, "well I see myself therefore there's enough light." It was totally dim and I had to crank up the light on the whites in editing. Kinda makes the video look more crappy, but more visible.
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:52 AM GMT
    Do a search for 3 point lighting, its a very standard lighting setup for video/photography it's pretty simple to do at home and should provide you a more subtle and attractive lighting.... not that you need it of course dear icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 8:55 AM GMT
    Actually, I found it amusing.
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    Feb 16, 2010 9:11 AM GMT
    YES!!!! icon_smile.gif

    lilTanker saidDo a search for 3 point lighting, its a very standard lighting setup for video/photography it's pretty simple to do at home and should provide you a more subtle and attractive lighting.... not that you need it of course dear icon_razz.gif


    Funny from experimenting I ended up getting 2 out of 3 correct. I had lights about 20-45 degrees on both sides from the camera, but both were dim, and had no backlight. Thanks for the suggestion though. I'll do that for the next video!
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    JakeBenson saidYes, please touch my nips!

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    I call "DIBS!" on getting to touch other parts!! icon_twisted.gif

    Looks funny, budd. Crazy n' funny!
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    I liked it, but then again, I have an innocent crush on you. I, however, will not be taking the name BakeJenson anytime soon.
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    I liked it too, and I also have a crush on you. Mine prob isn't as innocent as Pinneh's though. I'm sure your bf must think you're a handful...
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Oh Jake, you're so much more fun when you stop taking your Seroquel.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    YIKES !!!! icon_eek.gif....but kinda makes you wanting more...where's the rest ?
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    LOL! Love that! Can't wait to see the final cut! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    JakeBenson saidFunny from experimenting I ended up getting 2 out of 3 correct. I had lights about 20-45 degrees on both sides from the camera, but both were dim, and had no backlight. Thanks for the suggestion though. I'll do that for the next video!

    When I studied lighting for theatre and television (I have college degrees in both fields), we used to say we were "painting with light." I still use that concept in interior design, as well.

    Light can help you to look more crazy, if that's what you want, more mysterious, more lovely, more anything. Bad lighting can distract from yourself, and obscure visual information you want your audience to see.

    In TV, you generally want key light, fill light, and back light. The color temperature needs to be considered because of the way the camera reacts to it, unless you deliberately use color gels for effect as in theatre lighting. But then you must have a video camera with manual color controls, or it will attempt to auto-compensate, always shifting to a color balance that makes white values as true as possible.

    Lighting's a real art, too complex for a full discussion here, so I'd suggest finding a library book on the topic. And getting in touch with someone who's done professional stage & studio lighting for some tips.
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    Feb 16, 2010 5:58 PM GMT
    I've always said: "Everyone's crazy. The key is to find people whose kind of crazy is compatible with yours."

    well done with the teaser vid.
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    youtube idol
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    Feb 16, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    Hmmm...looks like a total trainwreck...I must see!! XD
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:17 PM GMT
    Here's a video still from the music video shoot. I have NO IDEA why the right hand side is cropped off. I think something is wrong with this site or my computer...the photo appears in tact when I uploaded it in photobucket.

    "I'm Going Crazy" - Jake Benson (video still #9)
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    Oddly, I found myself looking forward to seeing the complete and actual video.
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    ^ It is actually complete, with a few minor adjustments to make. I just wanted to upload the actual song through to iTunes before posting the video on to youtube, a pain in the ass process that will take a while to process. I spoke with CD Baby about it. Another 4-6 weeks after I submit the track. Oy. ....
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    Most passable tranny ever. You really captured their essence. Keep up the good work,sexy-ass.
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said^ It is actually complete, with a few minor adjustments to make. I just wanted to upload the actual song through to iTunes before posting the video on to youtube, a pain in the ass process that will take a while to process. I spoke with CD Baby about it. Another 4-6 weeks after I submit the track. Oy. ....


    Please share when it's ready for the world.