Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Empty Me: the Video
So, for a while, we've been trying to figure out what to do for a video on "Empty Me. The song is a special song to me, and as we've been out on the road, we've seen how special it is to so many people, that I knew the treatment of the video needed to be something cool and special. We've finally figured out how to do it.
You, my friends, can star in my first music video!
We want for you to video yourself in an interesting situation (in front of the White House, in the airport or on a plane - be creative) lip-syncing to "Empty Me". It doesn't matter the quality of the video: use your cell phone, or use professional quality stuff, if you have it! Just make sure you have the actual song playing either through headphones or over a sound system to make sure your lip syncing lines up with the actual song.
First off....because we want to make it as easy as possible for you guys, we are asking (depending on what letter your last name starts with) you to do 35-second clips of the song. Secondly, we're doing this because it will make file sizes smaller. So...you can totally do the whole song if you'd like to, but it might make more sense for you to do a couple or three 35 second clips.
So, here's the breakdown of names and what 35 second clips you'll do:
A-C - 0:00-0:35 (start of song until "to see how it gets in the blood")
D-F - 0:30-1:05 ("I've tasted my share" until "Empty Me" of 1st chorus)
G-I - 1:00 - 1:35 (full 1st chorus)
J-L - 1:30 - 2:05 (full 2nd verse - "I've seen just enough...")
M-O - 2:00 - 2:35 (full 2nd chorus plus 1st "everything is a lesser thing" from bridge)
P-R - 2:30-3:05 (full bridge - starts with "everything is a lesser thing" - plus guitar solo - DO A CRAZY AIR GUITAR SOLO!)
S-V - 3:00-3:35 (quiet chorus until 1st "empty me of me so I can be" of last chorus)
W-Z - 3:30-4:05 (first "empty me of me so I can be" of last chorus until the end of the song - MAKE SURE TO MAKE THOSE HIGH NOTES AT THE END LOOK AS PAINFUL AS POSSIBLE!)
So...the key to this is going to be your creativity...do crazy things and you WILL end up featured in my first video!
To send it, you will need to use a website called yousendit.com. The site is pretty self explanatory...you simply upload your file and send it this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to have your video submission in by October 24 to be in the video!
Now, get to work and thanks for your help in this...I think it's gonna be pretty awesome!