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December 5, 2012 7:00 AM   Subscribe

The video for musician Kim Boekbinder's song 'Gypsy', which was directed and edited by The Whelk [via mefi projects]
posted by Brandon Blatcher (30 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also features him.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:07 AM on December 5, 2012


And his manly charms.
posted by elizardbits at 7:08 AM on December 5, 2012


And his eyepatch.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:10 AM on December 5, 2012


Loved that palette.

Chord request!
posted by surplus at 7:16 AM on December 5, 2012


And his Metafilter t-shirt.
posted by 256 at 7:18 AM on December 5, 2012


One of the coolest things ever!
posted by lazaruslong at 7:23 AM on December 5, 2012


Whelk, this makes you, what, a quadruple threat?
posted by griphus at 7:24 AM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


directed and edited by The Whelk

If this music video was directed and edited by Lawrence Whelk then where are the bubbles?
posted by three blind mice at 7:35 AM on December 5, 2012


Don't mock him for his clothes allergy, its a serious condition.

He also makes comics, though the one I read was PURE FILTH.
posted by Artw at 7:42 AM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


You just think that because of how the elephant reacted to the ice cream in the best scene ever.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:46 AM on December 5, 2012


Even the ice-cream is filthy!
posted by Artw at 7:54 AM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ironically, this thread just the broke the record for consecutive comments without one from The Whelk.

Is he okay? Has anybody tried MeMailing him?!
posted by etc. at 8:12 AM on December 5, 2012 [17 favorites]


BURN HIM!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:51 AM on December 5, 2012


More than two months after His Whelkness posted it to Projects? He's probably forgotten he did it, having accomplished 47 other things in the days since... including overcoming his clothes allergy. So add "Cleans Up Well" to his long list of credits. (Also "Bagel Connoisseur", but that's story for another place)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:42 AM on December 5, 2012


To be honest, this is kind of what I imagined The Whelk did when he was just hanging out. I suspect that the alleged "music video" is just incidental.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:41 AM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I suspect that the alleged "music video" is just incidental.

One of his friends just happened to have a camera with them. Another friend said, "Hey, this would work well with a song I wrote!" It was pure kismet.
posted by asnider at 12:58 PM on December 5, 2012


One of his friends just happened to have a camera with them. Another friend said, "Hey, this would work well with a song I wrote!" It was pure kismet.

I wish. I'd like the two months searching for a decent studio to shoot in back.

So yeah! Excited to see this here, it took months to put together but I wanted to prove I could produce something slightly more ambitious than 3 minute comedy skits. I wanna want ot thank my DP Keith Jensen/Brainwomb, he was so tolerant of me going " the thing with the focus where its blurry." "Focal length?" "Yes! and gesturing at bounce lamps and the like. The guy knows his color and is willing to film while hanging upside down on a ladder.

Also! Hermitosis got me in contact with Iris Explosion who gave great face and he helped with some of the Tarot imagery along with Katelan.

I was inspired by the two-years in the making stop-motion music video for another of Kim's songs I Have Your heart . It's freaking beautiful.

I'll ask Kim about the Chords!
posted by The Whelk at 1:07 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


I thought his shirt allergy just meant he was a werewolf. Does he respect all international borders and boundaries? Does he dig dreamcatchers?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:10 PM on December 5, 2012


Is he Metafilter's answer to Chuck Norris?
posted by Sparx at 1:11 PM on December 5, 2012


This fills a tiny hole in my soul.
posted by ColdChef at 3:26 PM on December 5, 2012


I grinned a goofy grin throughout! Yay, The Whelk!
posted by rtha at 4:13 PM on December 5, 2012


My new favorite thing. Awesome!
posted by Splunge at 4:24 PM on December 5, 2012


I really love this!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:57 PM on December 5, 2012


So fucking cool. Love the butterfly and the arch kooky characters.

I must need for to watch it; all over again! !
posted by Skygazer at 8:36 PM on December 5, 2012


I'd like the two months searching for a decent studio to shoot in back.

The Whelk's so mean, he'd shoot a month in the back.
posted by Zed at 10:33 AM on December 6, 2012


The Whelk-y is so mean he once shot a month in the back, just to watch it die.
posted by Skygazer at 10:39 AM on December 6, 2012


The Whelk-y is so mean he once shot a month in the back, just to watch it die.

Aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuugust!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:15 AM on December 6, 2012


There is a reason we no longer have Thermidor
posted by The Whelk at 5:00 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't stop watching this. it's so... so...

Have to watch it again.
posted by Splunge at 5:14 PM on December 6, 2012


and for completion's sake my previous short skits
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


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