Posts tagged ‘Video’

This Shit is Wack

So I’m totally lifting this story from Jezebel, but it’s news, and I feel it’s important enough to spread and get other people outraged about.

This is a video of Hope Steffey being attacked and assaulted by police officers, who she called because she had been assaulted. She is forcefully strip searched without being told why, by male and female officers, who allegedly never even requested for her to take off her clothes before becoming borderline violent. Even if they had asked her to, why?? The officers involved claim they became “confused” when arriving on the scene, and mistook Hope for the attacker. Confused?!? About what?! How?! Did they think a woman called the cops because she was assaulting herself? And if you’re not sure who to arrest, you probably shouldn’t start by beating up the first person you see when you walk in the door.

This is the definition of a dangerously incompetent, bumbling law enforcement agency – a woman calls them for help and instead of arresting her attacker, they beat her up, stuff her in a squad car, and then sexually assault her. 

WARNING: The video is kind of upsetting. Actually it’s infuriating.

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February 20, 2009 at 2:09 am 3 comments

My Favorite Ad Right Now

Words cannot explain how much I love this ad. It is funny, cheap, and incredibly aware of how awkward it is. Look at the girl wiping the counter’s face for even more amazing-ness. 

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February 3, 2009 at 12:14 pm 3 comments

Two Women in Music

If you don’t know who The Dresden Dolls are, you should probably be ashamed of yourself. By my definition, anyway. For those of you who don’t know, The Dresden Dolls are Amanda Palmer, who sings lead vocals and plays piano, and Brian Viglione, who plays drums. They describe the music they play as “Brechtian punk-cabaret,” and while I’m pretty sure they’re the only ones to ever classify themselves under this made-up genre, I doubt anyone could evoke those adjectives better.

Besides their music being really awesome, Amanda Palmer is amazingly talented and a fabulous role model in a world where a lot female “musicians,” I mean, pop stars, gain notoriety for being really slutty, really bitchy, or going on prescription drug-induced benders. Sometimes she doesn’t shave her pits, she draws her eyebrows on in her now-signature style, and is just generally challenging the rules of what is considered beautiful and acceptable, mostly because she doesn’t seem to give a shit. She’s sexy and awesome, but could definitely kick your ass and take Britney down in a heartbeat.

This is the video for the single “Shores of California” off The DD’s last CD “No, Virginia.” It’s good time fun, and definitely low-budget, though loses some points for being so literal in terms of the lyrics. Look out for a special guest cameo (oh my God, shoes.)

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December 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm 7 comments

Mathieu Kassovitz

 

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August 29, 2008 at 10:00 am 7 comments

Sharing Some Sights and Sounds

Isn’t it sometimes embarrassing to revisit what you created in Sight & Sound Film class?

Everyone thought they were such “auteurs”– not me!!! Although, I did create the soundtrack to the fisherman all on my own!

This is just bad, semi-good looking retardedness.

I remember my crew never helping me so I’d shoot mine alone.

Such stress over such stupidity!

July 22, 2008 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

So What If I’m an 18-Year Old Frat Boy

Okay, so I’m a few months late on seeing this video, and it’s not exactly a current topic anymore, but this student-made fake trailer for “There Will Be Bud” is actually hysterical. Usually I find most pot jokes and references to be really lame and easily worn out, but the sheer effort and production value (lighting?! costumes?!) that went into this video separates it from every other half-baked (no pun intended) college weed-related joke. And the parody of There Will Be Blood is spot on. The performances are pretty good too.


 

July 1, 2008 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

Dig

This is a music video to the song Dig, which is off Incubus’ most recent album “Light Grenades”.

I’m clinging to the song; but I hate this video.

I think it looks cheap, low quality, a lot of shit (like). And I don’t think its because I worked with HS, master of the dance photography. The shots of the dancer in Dig were poorly composed and sloppy! Paul Fitzgerald would make this director cry.

I say this with pride: I know if we were asked to make this, we would have done such a better job.

Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to listening to this album more especially when I try to fall asleep at night, because it is described as such: ” rhythms crash and the guitars wail, this is serious music, but they have a lighter touch.” Pandora.com

I wonder who writes these blurbs for Pandora.com because they are quite good.

More:

“Often, they use trippy, vaguely psychedelic soundscapes to set a tone that they later blast apart with tightly focused blasts of fury, such as the skittering “Anna Molly” or the intense two-minute ballast of the title track — or even how the acoustic introspection of “Earth to Bella” is ripped apart by shards of noise, not unlike Radiohead‘s “Creep.” – Pandora.com

May I add skeet skeet of the week to Brandon Boyd and his bassist is a fox too.

June 15, 2008 at 10:55 pm 6 comments

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