The Dark Droid Trailer 2 is about almost complete (I know I’ve been saying that for a long time), I just need to do the fade-in and out transitions. But I’m putting off the release date further, because I’ve got another project I’m rushing to finish in time for (or if not, by sometime next week), for the Oscars. If you’ve seen my very first music video, 2007 in Film done to ‘Ready to Go’ or The 2008 Summer Movies Music Video done to ‘Hip Hop A Lula’ (which I will both re-upload when I find the source files), this is something similar in nature.
The history behind this video is interesting. Back then, I had the idea to make a tribute video to as many of 2008’s movies as I can (which makes it different from The Ultimate 2008 Summer Movies… video, which only focused on summer releases) to the Kate Perry number ‘Hot and Cold’ alongside ‘Hoppipulla’ and a few others. Then oyguvaltshappy and another video editor used Hoppi, so I didn’t want to ape them. I was still considering Kate Perry’s number with the rest when I saw Jarinabigbox’s excellent tribute video using the song I was thinking of! And it turns out that he/she was in turn inspired by my 2008 Summer Movies Music Vid! So I kindly asked his/her permission to use this number and borrow the concept, but I promised to produce my own interpretation of the lyrics. Anyway, the link is at the bottom, and here’s the usual ‘promotional pitch’ (I like writing this stuff, please humour me, heheh). Bear in mind this is the trailer to the actual video, which will be released sometime later. So… enjoy!
"From the video editor of “2007 in Film” and “The Ultimate 2008 Summer Movies Music Video” comes another mega-tribute to the films of 2008, the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. In celebration of the Oscars season, The Drive-In Theatre is proud to present to you: “2008 in Film”!
Topping the previous MV’s record 43 trailers with 60 movies (which ends up with 60+ trailers cos’ some films have more than one), and condensed from 2007’s length of 5 minutes into 3.5 minutes, it’s the ultimate tribute to last year’s cinematic masterpieces and duds. From blockbusters to indies, arthouse to lowbrow, live-action to animated, European to Asian and everything else in between, there’s sure to be something for everyone! All synched to the annoying but infectious tune of Kate Perry’s chart-topper, ‘Hot and Cold’, this is one massive movie event not to be missed!"
Rated PG for one mild swear word and reference to a female bodily function in the lyrics.