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June 26, 2008 9:26 AM   Subscribe

The video for Naive New Beaters' song "Live Good" has a mind-blowing amount of green-screen going on, to good effect.
posted by mathowie (31 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am missing the MTV of old so hard right now.
posted by Tehanu at 9:35 AM on June 26, 2008


that's really neat. The amount of planning that had to have gone into those shots is pretty incredible.

but I smell a self-link.
posted by shmegegge at 9:35 AM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sounds like Ill Mitch.
posted by nitsuj at 9:36 AM on June 26, 2008


That singer looks kind of like one of the Geico Cave-men. I guess he had to do something after that gig tanked.
posted by Pecinpah at 9:37 AM on June 26, 2008


This OK GO thing is getting out of hand. Time for the apocalypse, folks!
posted by not_on_display at 9:42 AM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was cool.
posted by nola at 9:54 AM on June 26, 2008


It's a cute advert for a piece of plastic or some encrypted data.
posted by davemee at 9:54 AM on June 26, 2008


Really cool.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:59 AM on June 26, 2008


I would buy this printer.
posted by DU at 10:03 AM on June 26, 2008 [6 favorites]


not_on_display: "This OK GO thing is getting out of hand."

You mean indie-produced music videos on Internet web sharing sites? If it's the democratization of music videos that you think is a bad thing, I'm pretty sure that this video, when compared to the two OK Go videos, shows that the sub-sub-genre is improving to the point where some remarkably impressive things can be done on a shoestring budget. And I think everyone (besides those with vested interest in the status quo) agrees that quality content via free media channels is unquestionably a good thing. If it's the (inevitable?) proliferation of faux-indie videos and ads and viral marketing campaigns.. well.. yeah, that kind of muddies the waters in the same way that the late-90s over-population of big-budget grunge bands made the scene dissolve in a cloud of self-irony. If it's the style itself, well.. sorry.

I want to ride this indie video craze as far as it goes. Ideally, in ten years, you won't be able to tell the difference between a $1,000 video and one with a $15,000 budget.
posted by Plutor at 10:03 AM on June 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


Er, I mean $150,000.
posted by Plutor at 10:04 AM on June 26, 2008


I hate it when other people do really clever things that I could have conceivably thought of and done myself except I didn't and they did.

That was pretty goddam great.
posted by cortex at 10:16 AM on June 26, 2008


That part at the end there? Portal set to music man.
posted by Skorgu at 10:18 AM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is another ARG isn't it?
posted by oonh at 10:22 AM on June 26, 2008


Great video! Pretty catchy song too, which helps.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:29 AM on June 26, 2008


*sigh* Now that this is hot, I'll have to take my tinfoil underpants down to the Goodwill.
posted by carsonb at 10:56 AM on June 26, 2008


Eh. I like the old Beaters song better.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:58 AM on June 26, 2008


^Plutor: You mean indie-produced music videos on Internet web sharing sites?

No, I mean ironically choreographed hipsters. I'm all for indie-produced stuff.

If it's the (inevitable?) proliferation of faux-indie videos and ads and viral marketing campaigns.. well.. yeah, that kind of muddies the waters...

Yeah, that too. That it's hard for me to tell the difference makes me wanna write the whole phenomenon off and go back to beating logs with sticks and rocks.
posted by not_on_display at 11:12 AM on June 26, 2008


Well, I was all prepared to hate that and then I loved it.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:49 AM on June 26, 2008


The trick with the green-screen cards placed over the band dudes is really really hard to pull off so well.
posted by Mister_A at 11:55 AM on June 26, 2008


I don't think there was much ironic posturing in this video. Just because a few kids go to concerts wearing glam rock shirts and alf pins doesn't mean the whole scene is so obnoxiously self conscious.
posted by cyphill at 12:38 PM on June 26, 2008


Loved the complexity and the concept. Hated the song. So I watched it again with other music playing, and it was improved.
posted by davejay at 12:57 PM on June 26, 2008


beating logs with sticks and rocks
posted by silence at 2:21 PM on June 26, 2008


They're just asking for a Greenscreen Challenge.
posted by designbot at 2:26 PM on June 26, 2008


^silence: beating logs with sticks and rocks

NSFW!! (I'd hit it with my rocks and stick.)
posted by not_on_display at 2:44 PM on June 26, 2008


Awesome video, lousy song. Sort of like that Weezer one, only without the "lol internets" echo chamber thing going on.
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:47 PM on June 26, 2008


...has a mind-blowing amount of green-screen going on...

And as there'll surely be some misheard lyrics in this song, I think we can safely assume there's some mondegreen-screen going on here as well.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:50 PM on June 26, 2008


The trick with the green-screen cards placed over the band dudes is really really hard to pull off so well.

Quoted for truth, and then some. Just matching all the camera moves exactly right in each take would be hard enough, but on top of that, they had to sync to a beat and lyrics and choreography and everything, over and over and over and over.

Dude is smiling through the whole thing, but it must have been absolute hell to shoot.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:03 PM on June 26, 2008


This music video is indeed pretty neat. I like it when a music video does something interesting or new or tricky (The White Stripes 'Hardest Button To Button' video is one of my faves for this reason).

Shame "Live Good", as a song at least, kinda sucks, though.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:35 PM on June 26, 2008




I watched it with the sound off and it was great.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:44 AM on June 27, 2008


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