September 26th, 2006

ben folds - finger

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Just saw the Welcome to The Black Parade video on UK MTV2 Spanking New Music about 10 minutes ago. So keep an eye for when that comes on.. its a few times a day, I think.

I'm excited to see it, but.. it's still a Sam Bayer video.

Band doing performance only? Check.
Random other people doing the acting parts? Check. I thought/hoped Gerard would play The Patiet.
Shot in his dirty airplane hangar with an inserted background? Check.
Scratchy, 'old-looking' film quality? Check.

There were even a couple of details that he'd used before in Green Day vids. Like the 'main character' seeing the band on a TV screen, like in Jesus of Suburbia, and this sort of motion thing, you can see it most clearly in this shot of Bob.. it wasn't exactly slow-motion or fast-motion, it was just a weird kind of robotic motion that's clearly done post-production, but I've seen him use the same kind of movement thing on Green Day.

Did anyone else notice any other Sam Bayer trademarks?

I like the black-and-white though, it sort of works, and I mean obviously they look cool playing at the front of the Parade and all. I mean, obviously I like it. It's MCR.

I just think Marc Webb could have done it better. *sulks*


Sam really seemed to like Bob, though.... loads and loads of close-ups of Bob, like.. more than anyone else in the band besides Gerard. Hee hee.