Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Isn't Much Fun.

A little over a week ago I called out to my twitter followers and blog readers to ask if anyone wanted to be in a video in which they put "stuff on their face". Without clarifying what this "stuff" was or what it was going to be used for, I immediately, in less than 24 hours, got an overwhelming response of 115 emails enthusiastically agreeing to and wondering what they had to do.

Now, I'll admit this project was about 10% a personal task of seeing how many perfect strangers I could get to draw on their faces with marker for me, but it was also about 50% an idea for a really fun "Spattergroit" music video and the other 40% a chance to include my subscribers in what is usually a very one-way window. They can see me but I can't see them.

The point is that my band has a song about a wizarding disease and I wanted tons of people to be lipsyncing and dancing and looking miserable with the "purple pustules" on their faces. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful these clips are.

I always knew my subscribers were awesome people just by the comments you guys leave on my videos and blog posts, but I don't even know how to portray in writing how much I was cracking up as the videos started coming in. You'll see a lot of it in my final version of the video, but at the end of the day, it's a 3 minute video and I have hours of footage here. You people are hilarious and amazing. One girl even got her dog to model some purple pustules. Another girl had Spattergroit that GLOWED IN THE DARK. That was my favorite clip. xD

I filmed my own clips the night before I left for North Dakota (family vacation, going to see relatives, blah blah) and I decided at the time that it would be a good idea to not only draw the purple pustules on my face but also on my foot, and then proceeded to forget to wash them off my foot, and then somehow slept in a manner that the foot pustules transferred over to other parts of my opposite leg and I couldn't get them off this morning so now I've spent a good portion of my day walking around the airport in capris and having faded purple magic marker on my legs. Good.

Alex and I also spent a bit of time having photobooth fun before washing our faces, as is apparent by the photos dotting this entry. Excuse the minor bit of narcissism as I continue to post them here for posterity, and lulz.

I spent most of my flight to Minneapolis and then about half the car rides to and from Wisconsin editing the video and posted it here, tonight, at my aunt and uncle's house in Minnesota. In case you missed it on YouTube, here it is, in all its purple spotted, diseased and contagious glory. I am so happy this video exists. :D


DeepFriedOreos said...

You're in Wisconsin?! Where? Tis where I live!

FzngWizbee said...
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FzngWizbee said...

Yay for Wisconsin! You should have done some sort of gathering!

@DeepFriedOreos Is your Blogspot name in reference to the state fair by any chance? Last year they had the best deep fried Oreos yet...though I'm a bit confused and very concerned about the deep fried chocolate covered bacon on a stick this year.

Kaitlin said...

Somehow whenever I send out clips for a collab I get sabotaged by my own mailing system, but I absolutely loved the video! Especially my friend cory who is seen waking up in his bed and later just quickly jerking his head to look at both arms covered in spots.

Kaitlin said...

I don't eat meat, but deepfriend chocolate covered bacon ON A STICK sounds awesome.

Elizabeth... said...

That is fantastic.
When I get on the tubes I'll favourite it!

Just, Ale said...

Google Ad under your video:

Made me giggle.

Ravenclaw2313 said...

The video is awesome! It's great that you're trying to involve the otherside. That's something we really love you for Kristina, and can only make you more popular.

KaraDawlish said...

Ahhhhahaha i was your favorite clip! Lol it's like one
Oclock in the morning and that caught me off guard i literally just "Woo!" wooed?! Idk really loudly lol hopefully i didnt wak anyone up :P

Your awesome it was a cool

Emzi said...

That musicvideo is so cool! I love it!