ON THE COVER :: PHOTO GALLERY + MP3 DOWNLOAD
ON THE COVER :: REVIEW
ON THE COVER :: "EXPLANATORY" VIDEO
ON THE COVER :: "MONSTERS" VIDEO
ON THE COVER :: "SCRAPBOOK ONE" VIDEO
ON THE COVER :: "IT'S AN UGLY LIFE" VIDEO
ON THE COVER :: "SCRAPBOOK TWO VIDEO
These past three weeks with Electric President have just flown by. We will wrap things up with the fifth and final short film, titled "Scrapbook 2." Of all of the clips, this one really seems to capture the core of their album, Sleep Well, again offering imagery that will easily seep into your dreams. As always, we have a short description of the video from Ben Cooper.
This was done the same way as the other scrapbook. These were the easiest to shoot, but by far the hardest videos to finish. Because they had no real guide line to follow, Mark and I edited them about five times each, and we pretty much stopped simply because we were tired of looking at them. Being as open-ended as they were, we could have tinkered with them forever, and it was tough to say whether the tinkering was making them better, or just changing them. But I had a lot of fun building the sets for these. For example, that TV was something I found in the garbage, and my brother and I got some candles and melted them over it with a blow torch. Or that giant lamp, which originally was for the exterior of a house -- my brother rewired it and got it working again. It was comically large, so we couldn't resist sticking it in there somewhere. It was enjoyable digging through obscure props and random trash like that and finding ways to use them. And I didn't break my $200 budget, unless you count coffee and pizza, which I'm pretty proud of.